The first meeting of the Scott County Historical Society was held on January 12, 1931. A number of Scott City, Kansas citizens and early settlers were interested in perpetuating the early history of Scott County and Western Kansas, which led them to meet at the old Steele home to make plans for a new organization.
The following officers were elected:
President: Elmer Epperson
Vice President: J.K. Freed
Secretary: Mrs. Clarence Dickhut
Treasurer: E.E. Coffin
For the past 81 years, Scott County residents have shared a common dream: to have a museum building in which to preserve and exhibit Scott County's rich and unique history. Thousands of hours from volunteers and the generous donations of Scott County residents and interested persons have kept the dream alive, and brought much of it to fulfillment. The work continues, with inspiration from those members who have watched the growth and development of the society and grounds for many years, and with the ideas and efforts of new advocates.
Those serving presently on the Board of Trustees of the Scott County Historical Society are:
Patsi Graham, President
Richard Duff, Vice President
Marian Nolan, Secretary
Ernie Smith, Treasurer
Jerry Thomas, Artist in Residence