The mission of the association shall be the collection, preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the history of Scott and the genealogy of the families of the city of Scott. More particularly, its objectives shall be:
1.To locate and collect any material that may help to establish or illustrate the history of Scott. These materials shall include but are not limited to printed matter such as histories, genealogies, biographies, gazetteers, directories, newspapers, pamphlets, catalogs, circulars, handbills, programs and posters; manuscript materials such as letters, diaries, journals, memoranda, maps, reminiscences, rosters, service records, account books, charts and oral history interviews; audio tapes, video cassettes, films and other multimedia materials; and other materials such as pictures, photographs, painting, portraits, furniture, scenery and such artifacts that illustrate the events and activities of its residents in the city of Scott. These materials are to be collected, exhibited and preserved in accordance with all laws and regulations that may apply to the collection, possession and exhibition of such materials. 2.To promote and conduct programs and activities aimed at the preservation of materials, sites, structures and traditions illustrative of the history of the city of Scott.
3. To disseminate historical information to any interested persons, groups and institutions and to arouse interest in the organization by any of the following means: publishing historical materials in newspapers and books; holding meetings featuring workshops, lectures or informative programs; conducting historic tours; marking or restoring historic buildings and sites; and operating a museum or historic site.
4. To make this material available for study and research by individuals and scholars, ensuring that it is accessible to the public in compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
5. To accomplish these goals through the establishment of clearly defined collection, conservation and interpretation policies and procedures.
6. To provide that all programs, functions and events of the association, including membership, shall be made available to anyone regardless of race, color, age, national origin, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, sex or sexual preference.
7. That this organization shall have the power to apply for and receive grants and accept requests.
The Scott Historical and Genealogical Society (SHGS) has some exciting projects:
The SHGS is available at The Begnaud House most Thursdays, 10 am to 3 pm for SHGS Workshop purposes, to working on Genealogy , stories, and/or scan pictures.
The Cultural District Project is a new and exciting project. This project is to help define and identify some of the historical areas and buildings in the City of Scott. There is a Historical District map is posted at the Kiosk next to the Caboose, at the Begnaud House.
Old Spanish Trail (OST) is the latest project, trying to apply for Scott becoming an Official City on the Old Spanish Trail. More to come...
NOTE: Even though the Scott book, Historic Scott Afghan, and Cookbook projects are complete, the society will continue to seek photographs of Scott for other projects, such as another Scott book. The photographs will be scanned and all originals will be returned to the owner. If anyone has any original photographs, please contact us using the "Contact Us" button on the link bar, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We have several other projects that are on-going and welcome any suggestions for new projects. The Societyb meets twice a year, on the 3rd Sunday of month, at 2pm at The Coffee Depot unless otherwise noted.
Anyone interested is welcome to attend. Please check out this website, our Facebook page,or email email@example.com for more information.
Also, for more information, contact the SHGS President, Dennis Carr using the "Contact Us" button on the links bar.