SOS: Save Our Steinway Committee presents pianist Mr. Blair Penney


The Save Our Steinway Committee invites the public to attend a free concert performance and fundraising campaign progress report to be held on Sunday afternoon, November 16th at 3:00 pm at the Butler Presbyterian Church, 301 N. Fulton, Butler, Missouri.  Mr. Blair Penney, Piano Specialist with Schmitt Music of Overland Park, Kansas will present a performance on the church’s Steinway grand piano.

Following a mini-concert, Blair will detail the in depth approach used by Steinway as they carefully disassemble, examine, restore and rebuild the instrument.  His knowledge of these processes will give attendees an inside understanding of the excellence the company is renowned for.

Following the presentation, Blair Penney and the SOS Committee will be available for questions and conversation as a lovely dessert buffet will be open for guests to enjoy.  This event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in serving on a variety of sub-committees is encouraged to attend the afternoon program or to contact Peggy Buhr at the Bates County Museum (660-679-0134).


Lifting the Veil

Marshal WolfeRuby RosserAnn Marie Cogswell CollierJohn Atkinson



Join us this Saturday, November 1st, for our first “Spirit Stroll“.  Take a stroll around the museum grounds and learn the stories of Bates County’s past.  Who rose to prominence?  Who paid  dearly for their sins?  Find out this Saturday!  The stroll begins at 5 PM a Robertson Hall.  Tickets are $10 each and benefit the Save Our Steinway Campaign.

Spirit Stroll Ticket