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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.
The museum and gallery will be open from 1:00-5:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the Summer. The new hours commence Memorial weekend, Saturday, 25 May, and will end Labor Day weekend, 31 August 2013.
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 second annual June Jaunt will be held on 31 May, 1 and 2 June 2013. Everett Green has agreed to share his enthusiasm over trains and the local railroad history with the historical society and the June Jaunt participants. Presentations will be given at 2:00 and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, 1 June.
Then, on Sunday, 2 June, join in on a bus tour of the Battle Canyon site. The bus will leave at 1:30 p.m. from the museum, so plan on arriving well in advance. The tour takes most of the afternoon. Call 872.5912 to make a reservation for your seat!
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We always enjoy letters sent to us by our visitors.
As I write this newsletter today (Feb. 22nd), the sun is reflecting off the bright white SNOW. We didn’t get the big snow the weatherman predicted for us, but it was good snow cover and welcome moisture. Those of us who have been around awhile know that winter is not over. I’m not forecasting an Easter blizzard, but two of the most memorable blizzards in my lifetime started on the 23rd of March – one in 1957 and another in 1987. (Easter is March 31st . . .)Read more: Spring 2013 Newsletter
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.
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m. (Open Saturdays beginning Memorial Day, 25 May, through Labor Day, 31 August 2013)
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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