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.

135th Anniversary Symposium

On Friday, 27 September 2013, the Scott County Historical Society will be observing the 135 year anniversary of the Battle of Punished Woman's Fork.  The symposium being planned by artist Jerry Thomas and the Scott County Historical Society on 27 and 28 September 2013 will feature a ceremony at the battle site, an evening banquet, and a day of presentations and lectures.  Speakers will include authors and experts James Leiker, Ramon Powers, Steve Brady, Conrad Fisher, Richard Littlebear, and John Monnett. Please continue to check back to our website or Facebook page for updated information!

"As Big As You Think"

icons-quartelejoThe annual meeting of the Scott County Historical Society was on Sunday, 21 April 2013 at 2:00 p.m.  Our featured speaker was Erika Nelson. Her program is highlighted in the following narrative:

The Tall-Tale Postcards of Dad Martin and Pop Conard

William H. “Dad” Martin and Frank D. “Pop” Conard were pioneers of the postcard printing business who found inspiration in the trials and tribulations of Kansas culture.  From the early 1900s through 1940, their carefully crafted images pushed the medium of photography, promoting Kansas as a land where ears of corn grew so large that farmers used logging saws to slice them and monster grasshoppers could stop a train in its tracks.  This talk includes a PowerPoint presentation, postcard samples, and a how-to demonstration so you can make your own “hopper whopper.”  As Big as You Think

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