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1116 & 1118 SE Madison, Topeka
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Lakewood Middle School students came from Salina to visit the
Kansas Capitol
, Ritchie House and Brown v. Board NHS.
Watch a video of the trip, provided by The Salina Journal.

We Need Your Help!
In order for us to bring the education program to as many children (and parents ) in Shawnee County as possible, we need your help!  We need volunteers to serve as docents in the History After School program and to help construct curriculum.  We need curriculum supplies.  We need voice and video recording equipment, a flatbed scanner and copier, a computer with ample memory, and audio and video editing software. And of course we could always use direct donations. If you have something you would like to donate or have questions about volunteering, please contact (785) 234-6097.

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Topeka, KS 66601-2201

Anne Hawkins re-enacts Mrs. Mary Jane Ritchie
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The Cox Communications
Heritage Education Center

at the Hale Ritchie House
1118 SE Madison, Topeka

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Two dolls were made and donated by Beverly Radefeld of Topeka, Kansas. The dolls were inspired and copied from dolls that are part of the Girard Foundation Collection located at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico.Almost to Freedom book and doll
The doll above was copied from
the children's book,
"Almost to Freedom"
by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson.

Beverly Radefeld doll inspired by Girard Foundation Collection
The doll above is a copy of an
early 20th century doll from
the Eastern United States.

Kansas history books for the traveling trunks
teacher's manual
Curriculum for History After School project
Kansas Freedom Run gameWord search game
Col. John Ritchie desk
Above photos by Carol Yoho

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