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Please visit our impressive facility, brimming with artifacts and artwork which reveal Western Kansas through genealogy, geology, wildlife, and history.
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El Quartelejo-an historic ancient Indian pueblo, the remains of which can be seen near Lake Scott State Park in Scott County, Kansas.
A sheltered cave held the women and children of the Northern Cheyenne during the raging Battle of Punished Woman's Fork. (Photo by Jerry Snyder)
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Lake Scott State Park features many historic sites, as well as setting a beautiful stage for your recreational pursuits. (Photo by Gina Ramsey)
May in Western Kansas brings the beauty of yucca in full bloom. (Photo by Florence Daubert)
The panoramic view of an historic battle site. Scott City sits on the right side horizon as one looks South. (Photo by Betty LaToush)
"Where the buffalo roam..." American bison graze along the Western Vistas Historic Byway. The Duff family owns this renowned herd. (Photo by Stan Hutchins)
Take in the visual beauty and history of the gallery and collection of Western and wildlife artist Jerry Thomas.
Winter 2013 Newsletter
It never seems to slow down, does it? There were just four weeks between the amazing Battle Canyon anniversary celebration and the annual Membership Appreciation Day. Perhaps that was why some of you missed the outstanding program that day
Guest speaker, Thad Beach, presented a great multi-media program about the Dirty Thirties - entertainment at its best! We try to provide a variety of programs to our members as we know people are interested in different things. We always welcome your suggestions for programs and displays, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
If you didn’t make it to the Battle Canyon symposium or to the membership appreciation meeting, you probably haven’t seen the newest paintings and priceless artifacts in the Jerry Thomas Gallery. Some of the artifacts are directly related to Battle Canyon and/or the history of the Northern Cheyenne. Jerry has been acquiring these items for some time and is rightfully proud of the new displays that showcase them. There is so much to see in the Jerry Thomas Gallery, and it is time well spent.
One more SPECIAL EVENT before the year comes to a close - the Christmas Open House and ever-popular Sugar Plum Sale! This is scheduled for Sunday, December 15th.
TIME CHANGE: We’ll run from 1:30 to 3:30, with a drawing for raffle prizes at 3:30. Among the raffle prizes will be one of Tava See’s famous German chocolate cakes, a gift plate of Marvel Hopkins Keyse’s marvelous fudge and Patsi Graham’s practically perfect peanut brittle! There will be at least one more item for your choice.
We will be selling holiday cookies and candies by the pound and will serve refreshments. It’s a fun afternoon – don’t miss it!
We’ll be decking the halls soon, and our holiday exhibit in the temporary gallery is a beautiful display of Hallmark Christmas collectibles on loan from Trudi Eikenberry.
REMINDER: Year-end donations to the SC Historical Society in any amount are tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated!
HAPPY THANKSGIVING – MERRY CHRISTMAS
The Scott County Historical Society is hosting their Open House and Sugar Plum Sale on Sunday, 15 December from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.
The Battle Canyon Symposium is now history. The Scott County Historical Society would like to thank all of the participants. The Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection has added a significant amount of new artifacts relevant to the battle. The Scott County Record has written some wonderful articles about the events of the weekend and the history of the battle:
Rod and Kathy Haxton at the Scott County Record always give very generous coverage to the Scott County Historical Society and the museum and gallery. Enjoy these links to recent articles about the upcoming symposium and new items in the Thomas collection:
The Scott County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the history of the Scott County area and educating the community and visitors about the function of El Quartelejo Museum and the Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection.
Throughout the 80 year existence of SCHS, individuals, families, and businesses have supported the Historical Society’s efforts. These generous people help to continue the work of the Historical Society and assist in maintaining the building and grounds, keeping the facility open to the public, guiding group tours, and raising funds for improvements.
There are three membership categories:
Museum and Gallery Hours:
Monday through Friday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
After hour tours are available by calling: 620.874.1559 or 620.872.3523
902 W. 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
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