Programs & Events


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- a FREE, fun, hands-on craft project combined with a rousing good story. Learn more.

Second Thursday

Join us on the Second Thursday evening of every month to learn something new or try a new skill! Author talks, speakers, tours, craft programs and more!

Take the Kids on a Field Trip

Let your class or community group experience history through hands on exhibits, DIY projects, games and a historic home!

Take a Guided Tour

Whether you have a class young students, 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.


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..

Become a Scott County Crazy Quilter

Our Crazy Quilters meet at the Scott County Historical Society on the fourth Thursday of each month, September through May (excluding December), at 6:30 p.m. All types of needle arts hand crafts 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 SCHS also has the following youth archaeology activity kits available to rent :Artifact Reconstruction, Drawing ArtifactsFlintknappingMinimum 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 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.