During and shortly after the end of the Civil War in April of 1865, African Americans began migrating into Kansas and surrounding states in large numbers. Learn how Topeka responded to this influx of new immigrants.
Once Anna Lindsey had a life in the light with a job, a new apartment, a boyfriend, and dreams of the future, when suddenly her life changed. She developed an extreme reaction to all light including sunlight, fluorescent lights, and even the light from computer screens. At times her only refuge…
This April marks the 150th anniversary of the end of the American Civil War. This post is the second of four which highlight ties between Topeka and Shawnee County and national movements during and after the Civil War. By the 1870’s over 20,000 Union Civil War veterans resided in Kansas. Locally, many veterans joined their regional Grand […]
Need a book report or ten by the end of the year, try a novel in verse. April is National Poetry Month impress your teacher by reading and reporting on a novel in verse.
The most exciting time of the college basketball year, March Madness, starts this Thursday March 19. Kansas University earned a #2 seed this year and will play on Friday 3/20 at 11:15 AM. Wichita State is a #7 seed and will also play on Friday 3/20 at 1:45 PM. If you are looking for a […]
On March 4th, 2015, one of genealogy’s favorite databases, HeritageQuest Online (HQO), got a new look! It is the most popular source of the U.S. Federal Census records available for free through the Library. Patrons have been able to access it from home with their library card. Now, it has a new interface run by Ancestry.com. It looks a lot […]