The Papinville Historical Association is hosting a tour of where Harmony Mission was located and Bates County first got started on Saturday, April 30th. They could not have the tour last year because of the flood. The Papinville Historical Association is hoping the weather will cooperate this year. Many of you have pre-registered for the tour and they will be calling you to make sure you can still do the tour.
The first tour will leave the Papinville Museum at 10am and the second tour will leave at 1:00pm. Be sure to be at the Papinville Museum 30 minutes before the tour leaves to pay for your tickets. Adult tickets are $12.00 and children 10 and under are $7.00 for the tour.
The tour will begin at the Papinville Museum to look at the dioramas of the Osage Village and Harmony Mission. You will ride a wagon to the locations of Harmony Mission, learn about the mission and where the building was located, eat a boxed lunch on the Harmon Mission grounds and have time to walk the grounds.
After the tour arrives back at the Papinville Museum there will be ice cream and cake to celebrate the 201st birthday of Harmony Mission and Missouri.
Beverly Sullins will tell the story of Asenath Barrows, wife of Freeman Barrows, the first County Clerk of Bates County. Beverly will answer questions and give a tour of the museum and school.
If you would like to go on The Papinville Historical Association tour and have not made a reservation, call 417-395-2594 or 417-395-4288, leave a message and your phone number if they do not answer and they will get back to you.
The Papinville Historical Association will be adding more events for the day so keep listening to FM 92.1 and reading the Mid-America shopper for updates.
If you would like to see the Harmony Mission location where Bates County started make plans now to attend the Papinville Historical Association tour on Saturday, April 30th with the tour beginning at the Papinville Museum.