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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.
SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
August 2016 Newsletter
By the time this is sent out, it may no longer be August! This month has just evaporated, along with all that lovely moisture we enjoyed earlier this summer. Once again, we survived the Dog Days of Summer. Did you know that is an actual time period from July 3rd to August 11th? Check that out on Google for more interesting data! Light showers this morning and pleasantly cool, but we need a good soaking rain, don’t we? Seems I always start the newsletter with the weather . . .
But there are other things to write about – for instance, our very interesting June Jaunt event. Around 60 guests enjoyed Deb Lawrence’s program on early Scott City hotels and boarding houses, complete with wonderful vintage photographs and priceless nuggets of information. As always, homemade cookies and punch helped make the day even more enjoyable.
The current temporary gallery exhibit has been well-received. Even our many visitors from other towns and countries have enjoyed “Main Street Scott City – The First 100 Years,” and the Dirty Thirties exhibit in the foyer. It’s always fun when we can put together an exhibit from our own amazing collection of photos and artifacts, but it’s also a challenge to come up with a new display every few months. If you have a collection you’d like to loan for a few weeks, please let us know.Read more: August 2016 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:
Tuesday through Saturday
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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
902 W. 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
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Scott County Historical Society
PO Box 155
Scott City, Kansas 67871