Poplar Heights Farm

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Family History Center


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House_LargePoplar Heights Farm is a living history farm and nature conservancy in Bates County, Missouri.  The farm supports and conducts programs to preserve the area’s past and offer educational opportunities to the region.

A 12 year restoration program has been completed.  The family house, barns and extensive landscaping have been restored to their 1890's look. The Grand Opening Celebration was held in 2010 and Poplar heights Farm is now open to the public with programs, displays, demonstrations, a computerized research library for the history of Bates County and the Main House is a museum of period antiques showcasing life in rural Missouri at the turn of the 20th century.

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Click here to visit the Missouri Farm Bureau site and read the feature article about Poplar Heights Farm in the November/December 2011 issue of their Show Me magazine.

Hiking trails have been established through the farm fields and woods and along the creeks.  A Native Prairie garden has been planted and a wildlife photography stand placed.



Buy a Brick

to help preserve and move the Summit School

and preserve your message along with the school


The old Summit School house now sits empty, windows broken out, home to barn swallows, bees and an occasional possum. No one has used the building in years. Built in 1884, it still, however, stands straight and true and soon a major restoration program will be underway by the Marais des Cygnes Society.


In addition, the farm sponsors an ongoing series of research studies and educational programs. The report on one of these studies, Early Stone Cutters of Western Missouri, can be viewed by clicking here or by using the navigation bar on the left.


Marais des Cygnes Society- 208 North Delaware - Butler, MO 64730
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