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Topeka History Geeks,
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individuals who love the city of Topeka and treasure her history.
The 2011 SCHS Bulletin #85 is The Capital's Storied Capitols, 1856-1886. Editors were Douglass W. Wallace, Jeanne Christie Mithen, and Chris Meinhardt. Copies are $29.99 at the Kansas Museum of History Gift Shop. 1/19/2012
"Suprises await those who
take a chance on Topeka
"--insights of a visitor to Kansas. Read the article, which includes SCHS's John Ritchie House.
Topeka and Shawnee
is your story, whether you are a native or a newcomer or once lived in
this area of Northeast Kansas. Join the Society and share with others
who enjoy learning how our community came to be what
it is today.
Watch the movie!
Wed., July 10, 7:00 pm, Citizen Potawatomi Nation Community Center, 806 Nishnabe Trail, Rossville.
CPN Community Center in Rossville. Screening of “The Big Trail,” a 1930 movie starring John Wayne, about challenges to settlers following the Oregon Trail westward. Uniontown site promoted—by Ann Marie Bush, Topeka Capital-Journal, 5/4/2013
See historic photos at C-Jonline web site!
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Topeka and Shawnee County History fans have a chance to enhance the Historical Society's heritage program services by donating to the Topeka Community Foundation's Topeka Gives fair at Fairlawn Mall, June 19 from 7 am to 6 pm.
Gifts made to the Foundation, ranging from $25 to $1,000 designated to the Shawnee County Historical Society, will be proportionally matched and go directly to the Society's heritage education program.
During the past academic year over 1300 area students participated in touring the Ritchie House and experiencing the struggles over freedom's meaning in the 1850s and 60s which transpired here. In addition over 400 youngsters will be participating in history day camp during the current June and July.
Your gifts made at the Topeka Gives Fair will enable the Society to continue and expand this program.
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Civil War Sesquicentennial
1861-1864 | 2011-2014
A Civil War Timeline —NYTimes
The Civil War Roundtable of Eastern Kansas meets the last Thursday of each month at the Cox Communication Heritage Education Center, 1118 SE Madison, Topeka.
Meetings of the CWRT are free and open to the public. Membership is $15 annually and pays the fees/expenses of speakers. Past presenters have included Wiley Sword, Michael Burlingame, and the Pulitzer-nominated author, Fred Chiaventone.