Sugar Plum Sale!

This year is spinning to an end and we have only one more special event to look forward to (out here at the museum and gallery) – the annual Holiday Open House and Sugar Plum Sale on Sunday, December 17th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.  This is our only fundraiser of the year, and we need your favorite Christmas cookies and candies for the sale, along with several people to help.  Please call the museum 872-5912 to let us know we can count on you. 

We look forward to seeing you!  Oh, and we have some nifty items in our gift shop – great stocking stuffers!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Membership Appreciation Day


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


Trunk Talks

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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 4th, November 1st, 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!

June Jaunt 2014

Who are the Famous Folks of Scott City?  From Maria DeGeer to Ron Baker, who are the people who have, in whatever way, put Scott City on the map?  Come to El Quartelejo Museum during June Jaunt and find out!  This program will be presented Saturday, June 7th at 2 PM, and repeated on Sunday, June 8th at 2 PM. The speaker for this year's "History on the Highway" will be Patsi Graham.

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