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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.
WE'RE OFF TO SEE THE WIZARD
Yes, that wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the magical World of Oz.
The Temporary Gallery at El Quartelejo Museum is filled with a delightful collection of Oz memorabilia belonging to Linda See Armstrong. Come out and enjoy the journey!
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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