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    Kansas State Library

    It is the mission of the State Library to improve the lives of Kansas residents by providing resources that will deliver 21st Century library services and resources to all Kansans and help all Kansans be successful in a global market increase reading readiness and on-grade reading acuity, improve chances for academic success, help start and grow businesses, assist individuals with employment opportunities, and provide lifelong educational services. https://kslib.info/ View full record
  2. Welcome to our online library! The Kansas Genealogical Society, Incorporated, was formed as a nonprofit corporation in 1958, for the purpose of: Creating and fostering an interest in genealogy; preserving genealogical, biographical, historical and educational data relating to the ancestry of members and the founders of our country. From these beginnings KGS has established and maintains an extensive library holding more than 15,000 books and manuscripts; thousands of vital records, cemetery records and census records on hard copy, as well as microfilm, microfiche and computer databases. Our primary focus is on records of the State of Kansas, however, records, books and manuscripts of national and international interest are included. We thank you for visiting our website. Please click on the links above to access your area of interest. We hope that your visit will help you in your research and that you will return often. http://www.kgs-genlibrary.com/ View full record
  3. Learn more about the Kansas Historical Society. This section of the website provides information about the state agency, what we do, and who we are. Find links to our programs, locations, partners, staff members, and communications. http://www.kshs.org/ View full record
  4. The Jewell County Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the heritage of Jewell County by bringing together people interested in its history. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life and gives us a better understanding of our county, state, and nation. The Society promotes better appreciation of our American Heritage. http://www.jewellcountyhistory.com/ Join us at our next meeting on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in the meeting room at the Jewell County Courthouse, 307 N. Commercial, Mankato, KS. This meeting will be dedicated to Threshing Bee plans. Haven't been actively involved with the Threshing Bee? Jump in and help out this year! We always need new folks to volunteer to serve on Threshing Bee committees. Bring a friend to get involved, too! View full record
  5. Long before the first white settlers arrived here, this area at the junction of the Smoky Hill and the Republican Rivers was a choice location to the Indians. The Kansa (Kaw) tribe of Indians lived in a village here as noted by explorers with the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The Osage, Pawnee, and Wichita tribes also inhabited this part of the state. All of these Indians hunted buffalo and were farmers, raising corn, beans, and squash to live on. The nomadic tribes (Cheyenne, Comanche, Kiowa, and Arapaho) roamed the plains to the west and also were occasionally found here. http://www.gchsweb.org/ Geary County Historical Society & Museums 530 N. Adams Junction City, Kansas 66441 Phone: (785) 238-1666 E-mail: GearyHistory@gmail.com Operating Hours: Tuesday - Friday, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Closed Mondays and Holidays View full record
  6. The Saint Bridget Historical Society was established in 1970, as a non-profit corporation, to safeguard and watch over the interests and property of the old St. Bridget Church (above) and its former parish. This parish was established in 1862 and in September, 1967 the parish of St. Bridget was closed by the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. It was the intent of the Archdiocese to tear down this building when former parishioners took up its cause and formed the St. Bridget Historical Society and saved this church from destruction. In 1972, Archbishop Strecker, then Archbishop of the diocese, transferred ownership of the church building to the St. Bridget Historical Society of Rural Axtell, Kansas. We are very appreciative and indebted to Archbishop Strecker for saving our church. In September of 1995 this church building was accepted as a Kansas Historic Site and in October, 1996 St. Bridget Church was listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. http://www.marshallco.net/stbridget/ President: William Sunneberg 70527 Hwy. 65, Pawnee City, NE 68420 ______________________________ Vice President: Terry Stalbaumer 341 30th Road, Axtell, KS 66403 _____________________ Secretary-Treasurer: Leo Glynn 70282 616th Avenue, Summerfield, KS 66541 (402) 248-6243 email: leoanddoris@bluevalley.net View full record
  7. The Historical Society added an original one-room school to the grounds in May 1997. The Pleasant Valley School was located in the northwest part of the county. Housed in the main museum is a display of articles from the area schools. http://tregohistorical.org/ Third Tuesday of each month Email us at tregohistorical@ruraltel.net or call 785-743-2964 128 North 13th Street WaKeeney, KS 67672 View full record
  8. Research (1) All research requests over the phone, by letter, or by email MUST be accompanied by written or typed information concerning the request. (2) All research requests require a $12.00 non-refundable minimum deposit sent prior to any research being started. (a) Deposit pays for up to one hour of research ( Deposit pays for up to five hard copies © All checks should be made out to "OCGHS-Research" (3) There is no guarantee that we will find the information requested. (4) If nothing is discovered within the first hour, a letter or email shall be sent the inquirer to ask how -or if - they would like to proceed with the search. (5) The charge for additional research is $3.00 per each additional quarter hour, also to be sent prior to any further research being started. http://www.leavesoflineage.org/ The Osborne County Genealogical & Historical Society meets every second Thursday of each month at 5PM in the Carnegie Research Library. Meetings are open to the public and visitors are encouraged to drop by and attend! View full record
  9. In 1965, a small organization of Coffey County residents wanted to share their historic heritage and worked to breathe life into the Coffey County Historical Society and Museum. The first museum was originally housed in a single showcase in the courthouse lobby. In 1974, it moved to a building donated and staffed by dedicated volunteers. In 1985, the doors opened at the current location. As the organization grew, it once again needed more room and an addition was completed in 1988, followed by the Cochran Addition 1999. http://coffeymuseum.org/wp/ 620-364-89331101 Neosho StreetBurlington, KS 66839Visit.Us@coffeymuseum.org View full record
  10. James R. Meade, in making an address before the state historical society in December 1904, gave the following interesting bit of Saline Valley history. Mr. Meade made a hunting trip up this valley in 1859, starting from Salina, a small village then of about a dozen houses, and has said the the drift along the bluffs and in the trees indicated that the flood of 1858 had covered the valley above Lincoln to a depth of 10 to 15 feet deep. The people of Salina tried to induce him to settle there. He says: "Colonel Phillips offered me one-sixteenth of the town site and vacant claim adjoining, if I would locate and help build the town. I was out for sport and adventure, not for town building. I replied that I already owned all of Saline County for a hundred miles west, with a million head of livestock, and that was enough. For information I was directed to a young man named Spilman, who had been up the Saline to a large tributary which he descibed as very miry near its mouth, and that brief conversation gave his name to the stream which it still bears. The Saline river at that time was unexplored, and there were no names for the tributaries on the north side; so for conveniece I named them, and by those names they are still known. http://www.lincolncohistmuseum.com/ Kyne House Complex and Topsy SchoolOpen: Tues, Thur 1-4 pmSat 10 am - 1 pmby Donation216 W LincolnPhone: 785-524-9997For hours when not open call: 524-4664 View full record
  11. The purpose of this society is to discover and collect any materials pertaining to the history of this area. http://www.grahamhistorical.ruraltel.net/ The Graham County Historical Society meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Society Museum located at 103 East Cherry Street, Hill City, Kansas. The archives of the Graham County Historical Society are located in the basement of the Graham County Public Library, 414 N. West Street, Hill City, Kansas. The archives are open to the public by appointment only by contacting: Betty Elliott (785) 421-2543 Jan or Lowell Beecher (785) 421-5421 Archival research fee is $20 for first hour, then $10 for each additional hour. The museum is open to the public each Friday and Saturday, 1:00 p.m. through 4:00 p.m. View full record
  12. The Anderson County Kansas Historical Society was founded on January 6, 1968. In the fall of 1968 a room was acquired on the 2nd floor of the courthouse in Garnett for a museum. On December 1, 1971, the Farrow Building, 5th and Main was opened for additional displays. The museum was located there until February 4, 1992. It opened at the present location when the old Longfellow School building, at 6th Ave and US Highway 59, was accepted by the Society for the Anderson County Museum on that date. http://www.historyandersoncoks.org/ Museum Hours: 1 p.m. - 4 p. m. Tuesday - Friday May 1st - Sept. 30th By Appointment Anytime. Free Admission Contributions Appreciated View full record
  13. Formed April 1, 1999 in Sedan, Chautauqua County, Kansas by a group of people interested in preserving the heritage of their ancestors and generations to come. On April 1, 1999 a small group of people met at the Sedan State Bank to see if there was enough interest in organizing a society, much to their surprise there was. Those who met April 1, 1999 for the very first meeting were: Vera Miller, Renee Green, Del Huggins, Elaine Keeny, Linda Kline, James Moon, Nina Moon, Carlotta Munson, Harold Munson, Anita Pitts, Don Pitts and Freida Wells. So it was voted that on that day, the Chautauqua County Historical and Genealogical Society would be organized. Officers that were elected for the society are: Vera Miller President, Del Huggins Vice President, Carlotta Munson Secretary, Cheryl Hurst Treasurer. http://freida-wells.tripod.com/ChautauquaCountyKansas/ If you would like to send a request in writing, send to Chautauqua County Kansas Historical and Genealogical Society, 115 W. Main St., Sedan, Kansas 67361. Please include an s.a.s.e when writing. View full record
  14. The Rush County Historical Society was originally organized in March of 1960 for the purpose of promoting a county observance of the Kansas centennial celebration. The society became inactive at the conclusion of the festivities until being reactivated in 1962 and incorporated in May 1963 with plans to develop a museum to preserve the history and tell the story of Post Rock. The first officers of the society were Roy Ehly, president; Oliver Wilhelm, vice-president; Harry Grass, secretary, and Stan Merrill, treasurer. http://www.rushcounty.org/rchs/ Watch for upcoming special events - visit us on Facebook for special fall weekend hours To schedule a tour call 785-222-2808. OPEN DAILY MAY 1 - AUGUST 31 Summer Hours: (May through August) Monday - Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. No admission fees - donations requested View full record
  15. Located just south of the Kansas City Metro area you will find Miami County, rich in history, tranquil and laid back in today’s world, yet reflective of a past that presents the very struggle of our great nation with the blood, sweat, and tears of many generations and their quest for a peaceful future. From prehistoric life to early settlements; from the plight of Native Americans to the struggle surrounding Slavery, from Christian Missions evolving into small town Americana, a true picture of the efforts of a people who cherish good values and look at their historic past as a picture book of lessons on which to build a prosperous future. http://www.thinkmiamicountyhistory.com/ We look forward to assisting you Please visit us at 12 E. Peoria Paola, Kansas 66071 or contact us by mail Telephone: 913-294-4940 E-mail: Click For E-mail Museum Hours Open All Year - FREE ADMISSION Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm Closed Holidays In case of inclement weather, we will follow the USD 368 schedule. View full record
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