Vintage Valentines

Happy Valentine's Day!


IMG 0868 2Our Temporary Gallery has a LOVE-ly display of Vintage Valentines and Chocolate Boxes.

Be sure to see these unique and beautiful Valentines before they leave the end of March!

Dust Bowl Exhibit & Activities

Explore the Dust Bowl

Come explore the Dirty 30s in our Temporary Gallery this Summer and see if you can escape our Dust Bowl Escape Room!

Temporary Gallery Exhibit: Kids from our Pioneer Camp in June created a wonderful interactive display of the Dust Bowl Days in Scott County with the aid of Theresa Beach who used a song written by her husband, Thad Beach, and the local 5th graders in 2010. The song, Nothin’ Fancy But We Had Enough, sings the history of life during the Black Blizzards of the 30s. Exhibits include eggs and chickens, a small general store for trading goods, a Dust Bowl quilt with interactive art and dialogue, a Dust Bowl Dinner Table, and a Dust Bowl Laundry Display. Visitors can interact and create throughout these creative history displays. Come and experience life in the Dirty 30s!

Dust Bowl Escape Room: Can you survive the Dust Bowl and escape from the 30s? Answer a series of questions to unlock each level and find the code to escape! Watch our calendar and FaceBook page to see when we offer this time travel experience!

The Wizard of Oz is Here!

Yes, that wonderful Wizard of Oz!
Join Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion as they travel through the magical World of Oz.
The Temporary Gallery at El Quartelejo Museum is filled with a delightful collection of Oz memorabilia belonging to Linda See Armstrong.   Come out and enjoy the journey!

Read more: The Wizard of Oz is Here!

Post Office Memorabilia

July 2013 --- A new exhibit is now showing in the Temporary Gallery of the El Quartelejo Museum: a unique display of post office memorabilia collected by Joy Cole.  Joy served as Postmaster of the Modoc Post Office for 17 years; from June 1971 until the post office was closed in 1988.  She also served as Postmaster of the Marienthal Post Office from 1988 to 1992.  During those years, Joy collected stamps, posters, and retail merchandise sold by the United States Postal Service.  We would love for you to visit the museum and gallery and enjoy Joy's collection in the Temporary Gallery.

High School Art Display

(This exhibit was housed in the temporary gallery during the month of March 2012.)

The temporary exhibit gallery at the El Quartelejo Museum is hosting the artwork of students from the Scott Community High School art program.  Chuck Ellis is the long-time art teacher at SCHS, as well as directing the electrorally (electric car racing) project.  His students perform very well at regional and state art competitions on a yearly basis.  Please stop by to peruse the offerings brought to the temporary gallery by these talented young people of our community.  The exhibit will be in the museum through the end of March 2012. The Great West Activities League Art Show will be in Ulysses during the first week of April. Chuck will be taking these pieces, as well as many others, to display there.

The works featured at the El Quartelejo Museum are award winners from the Western Kansas Scholastic Art Competition, recently held at Montezuma. Over 400 works were entered from high schools across the area. Of those, approximately 200 were chosen for display.

Zach Duff received one of five "American Vision" awards for his ceramic container. There are 50 "Gold Key" awards given, with Zach and Taylor Brown each receiving the honor for their paintings.

SCHS students receiving "Silver Keys" were Kadra Boulware, and Chandra Martin. Earning "Honorable Mentions" were Oscar Amezcua, Kadra Boulware, Taylor Brown, Zach Duff, Taylor George, Chandra Martin, Laura Puente, and Jamie Tilton.

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