Kansas Historical Society - Researching Your Historic Property

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In 2014, Topeka is commemorating the 160th anniversary of its founding. To honor this milestone, the Kansas Historical Society, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, and Topeka Landmarks Commission are collaborating to present the Preserve Topeka workshop series. Workshops about objects and family heirlooms offer how-to instructions for handling, cleaning, preservation, storage, and display. Workshops about historic properties will focus on maintenance, repairs, preservation, and historic research.

Join us 4 p.m. Saturday, August 23 for Discovering the Secrets of Your House: Researching Your Historic Property at Marvin Auditorium, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library. HistoricalSociety staff members will provide tips on researching the history of a property and neighborhood, highlighting both local library resources and online digital repositories.

Additional workshops will be offered through October 2014. Workshops will be presented at either the Kansas Historical Society (KSHS), 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, or the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (TSCPL), 1515 SW 10th Avenue, Topeka.

Preserve Topeka workshop schedule

February 6 - Loving Your Stuff: Photographs and Works on Paper - 6:30 p.m. Marvin Auditorium, 101B, TSCPL

April 19 - Loving Your Stuff: Gems in the Attic - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Museum lobby and classrooms, KSHS

May 10 - Neighborhood Fair - 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Marvin Auditorium, TSCPL

June 5 - Loving Your Stuff: Furniture Edition - 6:30 p.m. Marvin Auditorium, 101C, TSCPL

June 10 - Repair Not Replace: How to Care for Your House and Neighborhood - 6:30 p.m. Museum classrooms, KSHS

August 7 - Loving Your Stuff: Collectibles - 6:30 p.m. Menninger Room 206, TSCPL

August 23 - Discovering the Secrets of Your House: Researching Your Historic Property - 4 p.m. Marvin Auditorium, TSCPL

October 2 - Loving Your Stuff: Digital Memories - 6:30 p.m. Topeka Room 204, TSCPL

October 11 - Discovering Your Neighborhood: Take an Inventory of Your Historic Neighborhood - 9:30 a.m. Marvin Auditorium, TSCPL

Discovering the Secrets of Your House: Researching Your Historic Property

4 - 5 p.m. Saturday, August 23, 2014