View this community-driven exhibit that highlights the stories of African-Americans in Topeka and Shawnee County.
Learn tips for digging deeper into your family tree to find elusive ancestors.
Get to know the person the community center is named after.
Find out if your family really has Native American ancestry.
Find out more about Fire Station No. 3 of Topeka, KS, 1882-1963
Gain insight into DNA testing that is helping people connect to their ethnicity and find lost family members.
Major John M. Brown is one of the extraordinary people who shaped Topeka’s early development, but you may not know about him.
If you have Swedish roots, you may not need to dig very deep to find details about your ancestors.
Learn about the man who started the What Would Jesus Do movement, spent time doing others’ jobs and advocated for world peace.
Connect with your current family and your family’s history at a family reunion.
Peek into Topeka history as we learn about John H. Fazel, who brought scouting to Topeka and became a respected figure in the Oakland community.
Those who remember the ’66 tornado have lived 50 years with a sense of the before and the after. Their memories are invaluable. The library holds the city’s history safely in our collections.