Upcoming Events in 2021
Here are the programs held at 3pm Sundays in 2020 and 2021
Sept. 27 Allen Stahl on the history of the Topeka Fire Dept.
October 4th Joan Barker on the 150th Anniversary of Topeka High
October 11th George Vega—Topeka High Walk Out and Marching with Casear Chavez
October 25th Lisa LaRue Baker on the Cherokees and the Civil War
November 1st The History of Adoption in Kansas by Marilyn Waugh
November 8th Deb Goodrich on Dolly Curtis, sister of Vice President Charles Curtis
November 15th Doug Wright---Baseball from 1948 to 1961….the Minor leagues in Topeka Listen here.
November 22th Wendi Bevitt on Colored Troops See Here
December 6 Annual Meeting
January 10th Real Estate history of Topeka forum with Helen Crow and Marshall Barber. Hear the seminar here.
January 17th Thomas Rodriguez on growing up in Topeka and the Bottoms See Program Here.
January 24th Tim Paris -The Garlinghouse Company. Watch Zoom presentation Here.
January 31st Thom Rosenblum— Ike Gilberg, Socialism From Behind a Sewing Machine. A tape of the event is here.
February 14th James Woods—Transportation History of Topeka was postponed due to technical difficulties
February 21st Doug Wallace--Bennie and Estelle Dickson, home grown Bonnie and Clyde has been postponed due to illness
February 28th Chris Cruz--Fred Harvey, setting the standard for fast, fine food with an envied concept that started in Topeka.
March 7th Paul Post on the Bates Family, the Bates Banks and Bates Block(this is the Topeka Blueprint Building) Click Here
March 14th Dan Warner—Historic buildings on Kansas Ave.
March 21st Landry Brewer The Cold War and its impact on Shawnee County View here.
March 28th Doug Wallace on Topeka's own Bonnie and Clyde. Click Here to see the recorded program
June 13th James Concannon on the Washburn Law School
July 11th Chris Meinhardt and Grant Glenn on Constitution Hall Click here
October 16th Historic Homes tour with Paul Post reviewing the history of SBA Hill. Click Here
October 17th Oral History and the state legislature. To see the video, click here
October 24th Christine Steinkuehler on Black History in Topeka pre-1900
October 31st Rick Peterson reports about the top 25 athletes past and present in Shawnee County Click Here
November 7th Nate McAlister reports about the coordinator of the Underground Railroad in Topeka....John Armnstrong Click here
November 14th Don Chubb talks about prominent women in Topeka. See the program here
November 21st Kate Hastings on how to manage historic sites along with with events and tours. See her talk here.
December 5th 75th Annual Meeting of the Shawnee County Historical Society at the Topeka Country Club
Rex Buchanan spoke on the impact of water in Kansas history
January 16th Paul Post spoke about the past, present and future of the Docking State Office Building. See Program Here
January 23 Rachel Devlin; A Girl Stands At the Door
January 30 Mark Law Trusses, Brushes and Balm; the History of Topeka Drugstores
February 6 Brent Campney will present a program on the
racial violence towards African Americans in Kansas in the mid-1800s
through the 20th century. See his presentation here.
"This is Not Dixie" See his book here.
February 20th Topeka's French Pioneers. Doug Wright
will discuss four French Families who came to Topeka; the Billard and
Sardou families and the Laurent and Campdoras families. To see this presentation, click here.
February 27th Lisa La Rue Baker---The Curtis Act and how it has affected Native Americans. Click here for the program.
March 6th Mark Law talks about "Trusses, Brushes, and Balm" History of Topeka Drug Stores Click here for recording
Mark 13th Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield on the Mariachi Estrella de Topeka. Click here for recording.
May 15th A walking tour of Cedar Crest highlighting the Wagon ruts of the Oregon Trail. 3pm Check out the video here.
Mid June An onsite review of the Row Houses near 6th and Tyler 3pm