Our Research Library Got a Makeover!schs-logo-icon-green-GIVE-NOW

  • More space
  • WiFi access
  • Two computers for researcher use
  • Two digital microfilm readers and more!

research-library-open-houseThe Scott County Historical Society began collecting the history of Scott County in 1996, when ?the Stans Museum opened. Our collections now include photographs, objects, books, oral histories and archival materials. Every item in our collection was either made or used in Scott County.

Whether you’re searching for your ancestors or you want to read up on?local history, our collection of microfilm, books, maps, photographs and oral histories are useful resources.?If you’re interested in donating items to the SCHS collection, please?email the curator, or call 952.445.0378.

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** NOTE: You need to make an appointment with the SCHS Curator of Collections ( if you wish to stop by the museum to view any Items found in the SCHS Collections.