Uncover the rise and fall of towns in Shawnee County in the mid to late 1800s.
Learn about Topekans’ social & charitable activities in the 1800s & 1900s.
Top tips to help you move past road blocks with adoption records in family history research.
Read about a project to preserve and provide access to the voices of Kansans in all walks of life including those in public policymaking.
Dive into the story behind a struggle for control of the Kansas House of Representatives in the late 1800s.
Stories written by regular people about their lives help us imagine life in Topeka’s past.
We all have family members who survived previous epidemics and disease, and we are here as a result.
The Bulletin of the Shawnee County Historical Society is now available online!
Library staffer Luella Minner discusses being a student at a segregated school in the late 1940s & early 1950s.
Explore how you can use sex chromosome DNA to solve family mysteries.
Genealogy can give you a broader sense of who you are and your place in the world.
View symbols & stories of 2020 that show how COVID-19 impacted & continues to impact Topeka & Shawnee County.