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."

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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. 

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

902 W. 5th
Scott City, Kansas 67871
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