Programs & Events

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The Scott County Historical Society provides a wide variety of youth, family and adult programs and activities throughout the year. For the latest information on our events, see us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Unless otherwise noted, events take place at SCHS. Fees may be charged for some events. Call
952.445.0378 or send an email for more information.


Go to Kids Kraft

Grab the kids, and head to the Stans Museum for Kids Kraft. It’s a FREE, fun, hands-on craft project combined with a rousing good story. Learn more.


Take the Kids on a Field Trip

We are currently updating our education programs. Learn more.


Take a Guided Tour

Whether you have a class of grade schoolers, a group of retirees, or something in between, the Scott County Historical Society has something for you. We can arrange special programs, and tours may be tailored to your group. Discounts are available. Learn more.


Attend Lectures and Workshops

We offer lectures and workshops year ‘round at the Stans Museum and through local community education programs in various Scott County locations. Past topics included WASP – Women Air Force Pilots in WWII, Photo Preservation Workshop and more. See our calendar to the left for upcoming events. Learn more.


Become a Scott County Crazy Quilter

Our Crazy Quilters meet at the Stans Museum the fourth Thursday of each month, September through May (excluding December), at 6:30 p.m. All types of needle arts handcrafters are welcome from beginner to expert.


Join our “All Things Minnesota” Book Club

This club meets at the Stans Museum the third Thursday of each month, at 6:30 p.m. Books are selected each December for the coming year. See the current Book Club Schedule.


Check Out our Youth Archaeology Resources

The Scott County Historical Society has youth archaeology lesson plans and activity kits available to view and/or rent. These materials were designed by a professional archaeologist for students ages 11-16 and are great for Scout groups, camps, classes, community programs, and more. The lesson plans cover the following topics: “Archaeology Today & Archaeology in Scott County”; “Artifacts in Scott County & Mapping the World Around Us”; “Typology Building & Artifact Reconstruction”; “Flintknapping & Atlatl”; “Basic Field Methods in Archaeology, Surface Survey, & Shovel Testing”; and “Visiting an Archaeological Site in Scott County”. To view any of these lesson plans, please contact the SCHS Curator of Education at 952-445-0378 or by email. Note: lesson plans are copyrighted and may not be duplicated without permission.

The SCHS also has the following youth archaeology activity kits available to rent: Artifact Reconstruction, Drawing ArtifactsFlintknapping *, Minimum Vessel Count, and Typology Building. Kits are available for rental on a first-come, first-served basis and can accommodate up to ten students. *Note: requests for use of the flintknapping kit must be received at least three weeks in advance, as some materials included with this kit must be specially ordered.* For more information about kit rental fees and policies, please contact the SCHS Curator of Education at 952-445-0378 or by email.

Youth Archaeology lesson plans and kits were made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.