Scott County Historical Society

August 2016 Newsletter

SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

August 2016 Newsletter

          By the time this is sent out, it may no longer be August!  This month has just evaporated, along with all that lovely moisture we enjoyed earlier this summer.  Once again, we survived the Dog Days of Summer.  Did you know that is an actual time period from July 3rd to August 11th?  Check that out on Google for more interesting data!  Light showers this morning and pleasantly cool, but we need a good soaking rain, don’t we?  Seems I always start the newsletter with the weather . . .

            But there are other things to write about – for instance, our very interesting June Jaunt event.  Around 60 guests enjoyed Deb Lawrence’s program on early Scott City hotels and boarding houses, complete with wonderful vintage photographs and priceless nuggets of information.  As always, homemade cookies and punch helped make the day even more enjoyable.

            The current temporary gallery exhibit has been well-received.  Even our many visitors from other towns and countries have enjoyed “Main Street Scott City – The First 100 Years,” and the Dirty Thirties exhibit in the foyer.  It’s always fun when we can put together an exhibit from our own amazing collection of photos and artifacts, but it’s also a challenge to come up with a new display every few months.  If you have a collection you’d like to loan for a few weeks, please let us know.

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September 2014 Newsletter

SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SEPTEMBER NEWSLETTER

And just like that, summer is over! Well, maybe not officially, but with the turn of the calendar page, school is in full swing and fall schedules have resumed. And we have new hours at El Quartelejo Museum and the Jerry Thomas Gallery – We are now open 1-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Please note: If you have visitors or know of someone who can’t visit during those hours, we are happy to provide off-hour tours, if someone from the staff is available. Arrangements may be made by calling Dennie: 620-874-1559 or Patsi: 620-874-2016.

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Winter 2013 Newsletter

Winter 2013 Newsletter

It never seems to slow down, does it? There were just four weeks between the amazing Battle Canyon anniversary celebration and the annual Membership Appreciation Day. Perhaps that was why some of you missed the outstanding program that day

Guest speaker, Thad Beach, presented a great multi-media program about the Dirty Thirties - entertainment at its best! We try to provide a variety of programs to our members as we know people are interested in different things. We always welcome your suggestions for programs and displays, so don’t hesitate to contact us.

If you didn’t make it to the Battle Canyon symposium or to the membership appreciation meeting, you probably haven’t seen the newest paintings and priceless artifacts in the Jerry Thomas Gallery. Some of the artifacts are directly related to Battle Canyon and/or the history of the Northern Cheyenne. Jerry has been acquiring these items for some time and is rightfully proud of the new displays that showcase them. There is so much to see in the Jerry Thomas Gallery, and it is time well spent.

One more SPECIAL EVENT before the year comes to a close - the Christmas Open House and ever-popular Sugar Plum Sale! This is scheduled for Sunday, December 15th.

TIME CHANGE: We’ll run from 1:30 to 3:30, with a drawing for raffle prizes at 3:30. Among the raffle prizes will be one of Tava See’s famous German chocolate cakes, a gift plate of Marvel Hopkins Keyse’s marvelous fudge and Patsi Graham’s practically perfect peanut brittle! There will be at least one more item for your choice.

            We will be selling holiday cookies and candies by the pound and will serve refreshments. It’s a fun afternoon – don’t miss it!

            Now, of course, we need your help. If you can provide a batch of cookies or candy, would you please call the museum 872-5912, or Patsi 872-3523, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . This is the only fundraiser we hold during the year and we need your support to make it successful.

We’ll be decking the halls soon, and our holiday exhibit in the temporary gallery is a beautiful display of Hallmark Christmas collectibles on loan from Trudi Eikenberry.  

REMINDER: Year-end donations to the SC Historical Society in any amount are tax deductible and would be greatly appreciated!

                        HAPPY THANKSGIVING – MERRY CHRISTMAS

 

Spring 2013 Newsletter

THE SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

February 2013

As I write this newsletter today (Feb. 22nd), the sun is reflecting off the bright white SNOW. We didn’t get the big snow the weatherman predicted for us, but it was good snow cover and welcome moisture. Those of us who have been around awhile know that winter is not over. I’m not forecasting an Easter blizzard, but two of the most memorable blizzards in my lifetime started on the 23rd of March – one in 1957 and another in 1987. (Easter is March 31st . . .)

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