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."

Membership Appreciation Day

THE SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Invites YOU to attend

Member Appreciation Day

Sunday, October 22, 2017 – 2:00 p.m. 

El Quartelejo Museum/Jerry Thomas Gallery & Collection

902 West 5th Street

Guest Speaker: Matt Bain

Manager, Nature Conservancy Smoky Valley Ranch

And Little Jerusalem

Refreshments will be served

PLEASE COME!

Trunk Talks

Membership has its perks!  You are receiving this exclusive invitation to our upcoming events:  Trunk Talks!

The Scott Count Historical Society and El Quartelejo Museum are excited to announce their upcoming programs, Trunk Talks, which will run September 2017 to May 2018.  This series of traveling resource trunks through Kansas State Historical Society is created for teachers, youth leaders, museums, libraries, and other Kansans who are looking for a unique and educational way to share the rich heritage of Kansas with others.  Each trunk has a specific topic in Kansas and US history with many historical artifacts, primary source documents, and photographs for students and families to have a hands-on and personal experience with the past.  Kids, teachers, and caregivers can learn thinking skills, practice asking questions about the past, study history from multiple perspectives, and share knowledge through creative activities.  

When can you join in the conversation?

1st Wednesdays at 1:30 PM are for Homeschoolers and their Teachers and 2nd Saturdays at 1:30 pm are for Kids, Family and Friends at the El Quartelejo Museum and Jerry Thomas Gallery & Collection! These will include lots of hands on exploration and a field trip or two!  Program Director, Stephanie Fisher, will be guiding the activities.

Trunk Talks are sponsored by the Scott County Historical Society in conjunction with the Kansas Historical Society and funded by a generous grant through the Western Kansas Community Foundation.

Upcoming Trunk Talks!

September 9th:  Puzzles from the Past: Problem Solving Through Archeology Trunk combines an exploration of Native American cultures with an introduction to basic archeological concepts. 

October 14th:  Indian Homes in Kansas with field trip to El Quartelejo Pueblo site

November 11th:  Uses of the Buffalo

December 9th:  Kansas Territory

(Homeschoolers meet Wednesdays: September 6th, October 11th, November 8th, and December 6th)

Call Stephanie Fisher at 620-872-5912 for more information AND like our page on FaceBook to get to know us and all our events for you!

  

El Quartelejo Museum & Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection is located at 902 W. 5th Street in Scott City.  

Where Fossils meet the Frontier!

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

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

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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