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."

Custer is Coming!

The Scott County Historical Society is proud to announce a special event commemorating the 140th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn.  The performance will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, February 7, 2016 at the El Quartelejo Museum/Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection, located at 902 W. Hwy 96, Scott City, Kansas.  (No worries!  We'll have you back home in time for the Super Bowl kick-off.)
Steve Alexander is considered the foremost George A. Custer historian and actor.  Marla Matkin portrays  Elizabeth Custer, the wife of General Custer, with amazing authenticity, beauty, and touching elegance. They are friends and  special guests of Western Artist, Jerry Thomas, and will be modeling for a new paintings portraying Custer and Libbie's travels. They will be sharing a delightful, enlightening, and entertaining performance of Lt. Col. George A. Custer and Libbie's time in Western Kansas, along with celebrating the 140th Anniversary of the Little Bighorn Battle, and the 151st Anniversary of the Custers' wedding (February 9, 1865).

Featured in this post is the "Custer Week" unveiling presentation photo of "Toward The Valley". It is the first painting to celebrate the 140th Anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. This special presentation of the artwork took place in October 2015 at Custer's hometown of Monroe, Michigan. Steve Alexander modeled for the painting.

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:

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

Museum phone: 620.872.5912

Museum address
902 W. 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
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Mailing address
Scott County Historical Society
PO Box 155
Scott City, Kansas 67871

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