Shawnee County Historical Society
Cox Communications Heritage Education Center
The Historic John & Mary Jane Ritchie House
and the Bleeding Kansas era
1116-1118 SE Madison Avenue
P.O. Box 2201
Topeka, KS 66601
Emergency Phone: 785-224-4156
Historic Ritchie House Public Tours
Open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 1 pm
Other times of the week, Call 785 234 6097
Suggested Admission Fee for Ritchie House
$.50 Students, $2.00 Adults.
Our Fall Walking tours are underway
October 9th at 12:30pm we will have a tour of the Topeka Zoo with Zoo Horticulturalist Rick Knight
October 16th Historic Homes Tour 1-6pm (fundraiser) $75 per ticket Send check to PO Box 2201 Topeka Ks 66601
Presentations at the Cox Center at 3pm
October 30th Save the Docking building
November 6th Brittany Crabtree Stiffler on Topeka Collegiate celebrating 40 years
November 13th David Randall on his new Book
Monster Bones which features Barnum Brown of Carbondale
November 20th 3pm Discussion on Abandoned Topeka Emily Cowan
January 8th at 3pm Ann Anderson
discusses Mid Century Living.
January 15th Stepson to the Mob, living in Topeka as part of the witness protection program.
All events are free to Historical Society members and non members will be assessed $5 a piece to attend
Are you interested in Lithographs of Old Areas of Shawnee county. We have five of them for sale for $15 a piece plus shipping and handling.
Click here to see the view of Tecumseh in 1869.
Click here to see old Topeka Buildings
Click here to see Topeka in 1869
Click Here to see Topeka in 1880
Click here to see a Map of the Great Plains
If you are interested call 785 234 6097 or send us an email at email@example.com
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Historic Homes Tour October 16th
You are invited to purchase $75 ticket to this year's Historic Homes tour to be held October 16th from 1 to 5pm
The buildings on the tour are the Law offices at 434 S Topeka, the Mirror buildings at 917 and 921 S Topeka. the Curtis House at 1101 S Topeka and the Crosby Mansion at 1109 S Topeka.
At 4:30, Courtney Stemler of the Beacon at 420 SW 9th will give the history of the Woman's club and what their group is doing with the structure.
Send your check to PO Box 2201 Topeka, Kansas 66601 or send your money through PayPal.