Welcome to the official website of the Scott County Historical Society.

"To establish an educationally-oriented center for the public, devoted to the collection, preservation, study, and dissemination of information on the natural and cultural environments of Scott County and the High Plains of Western Kansas."

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icons-quartelejoJane Rhoads, Kansas author and speaker, will present "Bronco Bustin' Showmen and their Spectacular Wild West Shows" at the annual meeting of the Scott County Historical Society on Sunday, April 27th, at 2 p.m. at the El Quartelejo Museum/Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection.


"Wild West shows at the turn of the 20th century delighted audiences in the United States and abroad.  A surprising number of skilled cowboys and breathtaking shows originated in the Great Plains region.  This presentation highlights famous western entertainers including Will Rogers, Pawnee Bill, Tom Mix, and Lucille Mulhall.  A reccuring thread throughout all of these shows was Buffalo Bill Cody, the father of western entertainment."


Become a Member of SCHS!

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:

Individual    $10.00

Family         $20.00

Business     $50.00

Museum Information

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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