Make Plans to Attend the Neighborhood Fair

Learn about the history of your neighborhood and the city of Topeka at this Saturday’s Neighborhood Fair!

Do you love learning about how neighborhoods in Topeka grew? Renovating older homes? Building community? Then stop by the library’s Marvin Auditorium on May 9 from 10:00am to 3:00pm to visit with local organizations, make community contacts and learn the dos and don’ts of rehabbing historic properties.

In addition to information tables, short programs on a variety of related subjects are scheduled throughout the day.

  • 10:30 AM – Our First Building Downtown, presented by Friends of the Free State Capitol
  • 11:15 AM – Stories in Stone, presented by Historic Topeka Cemetery
  • 12:00 PM – Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention, presented by Safe Streets
  • 12:45 PM – The Historic Ritchie House and Summer History Camps for Kids, presented by the Shawnee County Historical Society
  •  1:30 PM – Keeping Latino Cultural Heritage Alive, presented by the Tonantzin Society
  •  2:15 PM – Tennessee Town: From Freedom to the Future, presented by Tennessee Town NIA

The Neighborhood Fair is a part of the Preserve Topeka project sponsored by the library, Kansas Historical Society and Topeka Landmarks Commission.

Organizations registered for the Neighborhood Fair include: Chesney Park Neighborhood Association, Friends of the Free State Capitol, Historic Topeka Cemetery, Jayhawk Theatre, Kansas Historical Society, Safe Streets, Shawnee County Historical Society, Tennessee Town Neighborhood Improvement Association, Tonantzin Society, Topeka and Shawnee County Library, and Warde Meade Neighborhood Association.

For more questions contact Donna Rae Pearson or Michelle Stottlemire at 785-580-4400.

Michelle Stottlemire

Michelle is a fifth-generation Kansan who has a passion for history, radical home-making and science fiction. When not on one of TSCPL's bookmobiles she can be found educating students at surrounding schools with dynamic programming.