El Quartelejo Museum & Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection
Backstory and Context
The theme of the El Quartelejo Museum is a developing story line, one which traces the history of this region of western Kansas through the stories told by the fossil discoveries from the Ancient Inland Sea, early Indian scenes and artifacts including a replica and history of El Quartelejo Pueblo1, a replica and history of the Battle at Punished Woman's Fork2, to present day Scott County information. Visitors can choose to either follow the story line, or simply browse in areas which are of interest to them. Separate displays are set up in several different rooms, and rotating exhibits change often.
The Jerry Thomas Gallery and Collection, opened in 2010, features Jerry's nationally known artwork paired with amazing artifacts. The Gallery and Collection contains wildlife, western heritage, Native American, and U.S. Cavalry art with artifacts from Native Americans, Battle of Little Big Horn, Civil War, Cowboy Trails, and Battle of Punished Woman's Fork. 15 new Masterworks along with National Treasures will be unveiled in June 2021.
Jerry Thomas Gallery Inc