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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

Phone: 785-234-6097
Emergency Phone: 785-224-4156
Historic Ritchie House Tours are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9 am to 1 pm    Other times of the week, Call  785 234 6097
Admission Fee for Ritchie House
$.50 Students, $2.00 Adults.
Upcoming  Programs

​2023 Programs:
June 4th    Tour of Grace Episcopal and St Simon's Gardens 
       8th and Tyler      3pm
July 19th   Tour of New KTA Building        3pm     3800 South   Topeka.   Dave Jacobsen is the tour guide
August 20th     3pm  TBD
Fall of 2023 Historic Homes Tour     Houses to be selected in the near future.  1-5pm
October 1st  Topeka Cemetery  Tour 3pm   Lisa Sandemeyer is the tour guide
December 3rd at Noon
Annual Meeting   $35 for lunch
All programs are free to Historical Society members however non members will be asked to donate $5  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

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