The Topeka Room has the resources for local historians and genealogists, to discover their family connections as well as the stories of Topeka and Shawnee County’s people, places and events.
Join us for genealogy and local history at the 5th Annual Kansas Ancestor Fair, Saturday October 18, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue.
Explore African American history, culture and experience from the 16th through 20th centuries. The new database includes 270 U.S. newspapers chronicling a century and a half of the African American experience from more than 35 states.
Yes, it does! Genealogy Librarian presents unpublished manuscript at the 2014 Underground Railroad Conference in Detroit (July 16-20, 2014), along with the genealogy of a local resident. The genealogy includes Joseph Kennedy (J. K.) and Mary Worrell (Smith) Hudson. Each who has made their mark on Topeka history.
Did you know for a time the library had branches? It did. Through a creative partnership with school district the Library placed branches in 6 public schools by 1932. Some were open only during the school day, others during the summer. All served children as well as adults. By the end of the era of […]
Learn about the history of your neighborhood and the city of Topeka at the Neighborhood Fair May 10 from 10am-3pm. Meet and mingle with community members as you learn about Topeka’s culture and heritage.