El Quartelejo Museum - Scott City, Kansas
El Quartelejo Museum in Scott City, Kansas is operated by the Scott County Historical Society. The free museum focuses on local interests, from prehistory to the present day. Temporary exhibits highlight contemporary arts or culture.
A large portion of the museum is devoted to Monument Rocks and the area's fossil history. Children can "dig" for fossils in a sandbox. One of the more interesting other displays is a replica of one room of the seven room El Quartelejo pueblo which was built nearby in the 1600s.
The museum grew by 5,000 square feet in 2010, with the addition of The Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection, containing the wildlife and western art of Jerry Thomas. The displays include a collection of western Heritage items and relics which were used during the production of art. Photography of the Jerry Thomas Collection is not permitted.
Scott City's El Quartelejo Museum is my favorite museum in far western Kansas. I am glad is it now open on Saturdays.
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