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 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 2024 Programs
All events will be held at 3pm
January 14th Jeff Carson will take us on a walking tour of the Jayhawk Theater 7th and Jackson
January 21st 3pm Sara Neiswanger will speak about her children’s book, Which Hat Will You Wear Today, Cyrus. A book about the work of Cyrus Holiday. This will be presented at 1118 SE Madison
January 28th 3PM Ken Gott will talk about Steamboats on the Kansas River at the Cox Center at 1118 SE Madison.
February 4th Doneta Colbach On the Media company Newtek at 3pm at the Cox Center 1118 Madison
February 18th 3pm Chris Ridley will talk about his books which feature sports figures at Washburn Rural High School. This program will also be at the Cox Center at 1118 SE Madison
February 25th Pete Stauffer will talk about his family media's influence in Topeka and the Midwest. His presentation will be at the Cox Center at 1118 SE Madison.
March 10th Robert Chitwood will talk about old Shawnee County Schools at the Cox Center at 1118 SE Madison
March 17th Our annual Show and Tell program. Bring in your historic items and tell about its significance. 1118 SE Madison.