BOLT'S ANTIQUE TOOL MUSEUM (BATM) - now has on display over 12,000 of the most important items ever invented by mankind, 'HAND TOOLS'.
This makes BATM the only known location of its kind in the
BATM is bursting at the walls with displays, history,
cataloging, information, and extremely knowledgeable docents to
help in maintaining these things that most of us take for
granted in our everyday lives.
We are in need of your help! We would very much like
to become a self sufficient, self supporting member of the local
Your donation will be used only for helping to make BATM a
self supporting member of the community and if you would be so
kind as to help us in our endeavor to become the most unique
museum of its kind in the world and a self supporting member of
the local community we look forward to having you on board this
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City of Oroville
Thank You for your
Danny Ray Thomas
This Museum and Web Site are Dedicated To Their Memory
Susan (Poole) Bolt
Henry Bolt Sr.
I was the youngest of nine children born to George & Abby Bolt and blessed to have them for parents.
They were honest and hard working Dry Land Farmers in Buffalo Co., Nebraska.
Like many others, they lost everything as a result of the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl.
Both lived 30 plus years after that and no one recalls them ever talking about their losses.
Only their gratitude for what they had.
Truly, a remarkable couple.
They have been gone for many years now, and I still miss them.
~ Bud Bolt ~