The Annual Meeting of the Shawnee County Historical Society is usually held on the first Sunday of December.
Most recent Annual Meeting:
The annual meeting on December 5, 2004 was a rousing success. The Great Overland Station was the center of activity for Topeka’s 150th Birthday Party, in addition to our annual meeting. We had a great turnout, good food, good beverages, and good company. Thanks to Tuck Duncan for all his efforts! The officers for 2005 were elected, as were Board Members. Thanks to Walt Hillmer for the door prizes for the annual meeting. After the meeting, many members stayed around to enjoy the other activities at the Station, and the fantastic fireworks display over the river. The cloudy, misty night gave a surreal appearance to the fireworks display. The evening was a lot of fun, both as a Society and as citizens of Topeka, celebrating its Sesquicentennial birthday.
The 2004 Bulletin is out and it is wonderful!
Thanks to Doug Wallace for his fantastic work on the 2004 Bulletin - Prairie Palace, The Great Overland Station. What a tremendous job. Thank Doug for all his efforts when you see him. Putting out a Bulletin of this quality takes a phenomenal amount of work.
Other Publications available from the Society:
Check the Bulletins List for issues that are still available - they make great Birthday presents, etc.
Links to Topeka Capital-Journal articles:
Descendants preserving settler's heritage 10-2-2004
Ritchie family plants tree 10-3-2004
Workers prepare visitors center 10-3-2004
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Topeka & Shawnee County, Kansas