MUSEUM PROGRAM FEB. 18 FOCUSING ON EL QUARTELEJO PUEBLO

The next program coming up in the Finney County Historical Museum’s series of Brown Bag Lunch and Evening at the Museum lectures IN Garden City is set for 7 p.m. Feb. 18, featuring the El Quartelejo pueblo site in Scott County.

    Prior to the program, the museum will be closed Feb. 17 on President’s Day.

    Brown Bag Lunch presentations take place at noon the second Wednesday of January, February, March, April and May.  Evenings at the Museum are offered at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the same months.  Admission is free and those who attend should use the north entrance of the museum, which is located at 403 S. Fourth Street in Finnup Park.  The museum will provide beverages and dessert and participants are welcome to bring their own lunch or dinner, if desired.  The evening series is sponsored by the Southern Council of the AT&T Pioneers.

    The Feb 18 presentation will be given by Stephanie Fisher, museum and gallery program director at Scott City’s El Quartelejo Museum.  She will talk about the ruins of El Quartelejo, the northernmost Native American pueblo site in the U.S.  The site is also the only known native pueblo in Kansas.

Fisher’s session follows the latest Brown Bag Lunch presentation, which took place Feb. 12 with retired Garden City Telegram Sports Editor Brett Marshall offering information from his new book about the last 50 years of Kansas high school football championships.

    Additional programs evening programs will include “2020 Census” on March 17, presented by Melissa Dougherty-O’Hara, planner with the City of Garden City; “The 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment” on April 21, by Christi Graber, founder of the Southwest League of Women Voters; and “Claude Monet: The Truth of Nature” on May 19 by Conny Bogaard, executive director of the Western Kansas Community Foundation.

    Additional noon programs are “Made in China” on March 11 by Bogaard; “The Mitchall Runnells Story” April 8 by Johnetta Hebrlee and Steve Quakenbush of the Finney County Historical Society; and “The History of Calkins and Sabine Halls” on May 13 by Hebrlee.