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 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. 

        This coming Sunday, we resume our Zoom meetings.  This week's topic January 16th is the Docking State Office Building.   Paul Post will present at 3pm in a Zoom setting the information on the building's past, present and future.   Contact us at for a link to this important topic.

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

Please help the Society by signing up with Amazon Smiles or  Dillon's and designate your purchases to help the Society.   It won't cost you a thing and will help us. Click here and scroll down the page to see how to sign up.


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