Scott County Historical Society

Summer 2011 Newsletter

Okay – so it’s been awhile since the last newsletter - like – before Christmas?!  Will it make you feel any better through this heat wave, to remember the bitter cold winds of winter?  Probably not.  Apologies for the long silence.   We’re always busy and there are always projects in the works, some of which we’ll highlight in this newsletter.

SUMMER HOURS:  We extended weekend hours for the summer and hired Marilyn Kendrick to work part time.  Darlene Arnold has also been hired as custodian.  Volunteers have been filling the extra weekend hours as well, and how we appreciate YOU!  We still have part of July and all of August weekends to fill – can you help now and then?  Call the office 872-5912.

TEMPORARY GALLERY EXHIBITS:  Some of you may not know that this is the 80th anniversary of the Scott County Historical Society.  The temporary gallery is currently displaying some of the historical happenings from those 80 years.  If you haven’t seen that display yet, you need to get out soon, as we’ll be changing that display in a couple of weeks.

The next exhibit is going to be fun to put together and fun to see.  An article in Popular Mechanics listed 101 gadgets that “changed the world” – and we’re going to gather up as many of those as we can for the display.  We have many of them in the museum collection, but do you have: an electric toothbrush, a stopwatch, an old mobile phone ( bag phone or earlier), a Sony Walkman, an old fire extinguisher, a bonnet hairdryer, a lunchbox (possibly early Disney character type), a Coleman lantern, an 8-track player?  Perhaps you have other interesting gadgets that might not be on the list – bring them out and we’ll see if we can use them. Items will be in the display for about three months.

Read more: Summer 2011 Newsletter

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

THE SCOTT COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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

PLEASE COME!

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 Themes!

March:  Kansas Symbols

April:  Trading on the Santa Fe

May:  Cattle Trail Cowboys

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!

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