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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.
There will be a gathering at Battle Canyon around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 27th for those interested in walking the battlefield and retelling the story. Two gentlemen representing the Northern Cheyenne will be here for that observance, remembering the 135th anniversary celebration symposium that the Scott County Historical Society hosted in 2013. Also, if you know someone who would be interested in the historic bus tour, it looks like there will be enough folks to make that happen on Sunday, Sep. 28, but reservations need to be made, through the museum, as soon as possible.
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:
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Weekend through Labor Day.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Labor Day through Memorial Day.
Closed on New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
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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