Kansas Historical Society - Your Old House
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 for Your Old House in the Museum classroom, Kansas Historical Society. Historical Society staff members will provide tips on home maintenance and repairs and share checklists for seasonal and routine maintenance.
Additional workshops will be offered through October 2014.
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.
Visitors can attend how-to workshops about preserving photographs and works on paper; textile preservation; donating to a museum or library; and learning how to research and document antiques and collectibles. An appraisal fair will be available 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Admission to the workshops is free. Ticket required for appraisal fair; purchase tickets at 785-272-8681, ext. 415.
May 10 - Neighborhood Fair. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Marvin Auditorium, TSCPL.
Hear about Topeka from its residents. Learn the history of Topeka neighborhoods and the diverse cultural groups that played a role in the development of the city. Discover the resources available in the Topeka Room at the Public Library. Kansas Historical Society staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the National Register of Historic Places and financial incentives available for historic preservation projects.
June 5 - Loving Your Stuff: Furniture Edition. 6:30 p.m. Marvin Auditorium, 101C, TSCPL.
June 10 - Your Old House. 6:30 pm. Museum classrooms, KSHS.
August 7 - Loving Your Stuff: Collectibles. 6:30 p.m. Menninger Room 206, TSCPL.
August 23 - Researching Your Historic Property. Time to be announced. TSCPL.
October 2 - Loving Your Stuff: Digital Memories. 6:30 p.m. Topeka Room 204, TSCPL.
October 11 - Surveying Your Neighborhood. Time to be announced. TSCPL.