Year End Giving Guide



               After much consideration and due to the issue of food preparation and food handling, we have decided to NOT hold the annual Sugar Plum Sale at the museum this year.  This was a difficult decision to make, and we know you will be disappointed, but we believe your health is more important than our fund-raising.

               However, the Sugar Plum Sale is the ONLY fund-raiser we hold each year and the money raised that day goes far beyond the price of a plate of cookies, with many of you making generous donations.

               To that end, we want to encourage you to support the Scott County Historical Society through the Scott Community Foundation’s Giving Day, on November 18th.   We have an account with the Foundation, and all funds received that day will go directly into our account.  Every dollar donated will be boosted by a percentage of funds provided by the Foundation.  You may donate to us that day by phone (620) 872-3790, online and select Scott County Historical Society in the drop down box, or in person at their office at 303 Court Street.

               Of course donations may be made directly to the Scott County Historical Society at any time.  Year-end giving has always been a good source of income for us.  Mail checks to P. O. Box 155, Scott City, KS 67871.


               You are invited to view a special traveling exhibit celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment which brings to life the history of the women’s suffrage movement in Kansas.  This seven-panel exhibit will be in place at the museum from November 7th through November 18th. 

               In addition, you will not want to miss a program featuring Marla Matkin, portraying a suffragist.  Ms. Matkin has been a popular guest speaker/performer for several of our special events.  She will do two daytime performances for students at the high school, and a public performance in the Maria DeGeer Auditorium (High School) at 7:00 p.m. on November 19th.  This outstanding program is being funded by Scott County Travel and Tourism and there is no admission change.

               And in between those dates, the local Quilts of Valor organization will once again hold a ceremony to honor our military veterans.  That will take place on Saturday, November 14th, at 2:00 p.m. at El Quartelejo Museum.

               The museum is open 1-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.  Masks are available and hand sanitizers are placed throughout the building.  There is plenty of space in the galleries for ‘social distancing’ even when several people are here at the same time.  A new exhibit will open soon in the temporary gallery featuring portraits and short bios of America’s First Ladies.  And there are always new and exciting additions to the Jerry Thomas Gallery. 

Come out and walk through history – again

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