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Friday, August 4
First Friday Members' Class  (Training)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
The Members Class will be held August 4th at 9:30 at our Platt House Library.  Jill Frese will share with us information she gleaned from her trip to Beatrice, Nebraska where she attended the Land Records and Genealogy Symposium on July 14th & 15th.


Friday, August 18
Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am
Bluestem Bistro
Each third Friday of the month, an open group meets at Bluestem Bistro for one and a half hours of stimulating discussion ranging from historical backgrounds of our ancestors to methodology and software recommendations. If it has a relation to family history and genealogy (however, vague) we are open to sharing insights and information as well as small victories. All levels of expertise are represented and members can contribute as little or as much (within polite limitations) as they wish. The group represents many backgrounds of professional expertise, and is fluid in its makeup. It is casual come-when –you –can for coffee and conversation (or Tea and Sympathy). Fascinating stories have emerged, friendship formed, insights shared, help available.  We never know in advance where the discussion will lead; it is determined by the wishes of the group. All are invited to a post discussion lunch at Bluestem. The Friday pizza special is a favorite.  


Saturday, August 19
Genealogy and History Fair  (Special Event)
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Pottorf Hall, CICO Park, Manhattan, Kansas
  • Classroom Presentations
  • Information Tables
  • Entries for EXhibition
    • Family Stories
    • Quilts and Memorabilia
    • Record Preservation, including Kansas History
    • Family Food History - family recipes and stories
    • Family Albums and Photos
    • Award Nomination to recognize contributions to genealogy and history projects in 2016
  • Admission $5.00.  Children, college students with ID and military free



Friday, September 15
Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am
Bluestem Bistro
Each third Friday of the month, an open group meets at Bluestem Bistro for one and a half hours of stimulating discussion ranging from historical backgrounds of our ancestors to methodology and software recommendations. If it has a relation to family history and genealogy (however, vague) we are open to sharing insights and information as well as small victories. All levels of expertise are represented and members can contribute as little or as much (within polite limitations) as they wish. The group represents many backgrounds of professional expertise, and is fluid in its makeup. It is casual come-when –you –can for coffee and conversation (or Tea and Sympathy). Fascinating stories have emerged, friendship formed, insights shared, help available.  We never know in advance where the discussion will lead; it is determined by the wishes of the group. All are invited to a post discussion lunch at Bluestem. The Friday pizza special is a favorite.  


Sunday, September 17
Under the Summer Lights: Eureka Lake Electric Park  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS

“Under the Summer Lights: Eureka Lake Electric Park” explores the history of the electric amusement park developed in 1913 by Manhattan Interurban Railway owner Will R. West just five miles west of Manhattan, Kansas. The twenty-seven acre park contained rustic walking paths and statuary from the Chicago World’s Fair, among a variety of other summer amusements.

 

Presenter Allana Parker - Originally from Augusta, Kansas, Allana received a B.S. in History along with a minor in Leadership Studies from Kansas State University and M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Kansas. She has served as Curator of Design with the Riley County Historical Museum since 2012, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance and the Kansas Museums Association.

 

We hope you will come learn about this fascinating chapter of Manhattan's history!




Friday, October 6
First Friday Members' Class  (Training)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
First Friday Members' Class


Friday, October 20
Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am
Bluestem Bistro
Each third Friday of the month, an open group meets at Bluestem Bistro for one and a half hours of stimulating discussion ranging from historical backgrounds of our ancestors to methodology and software recommendations. If it has a relation to family history and genealogy (however, vague) we are open to sharing insights and information as well as small victories. All levels of expertise are represented and members can contribute as little or as much (within polite limitations) as they wish. The group represents many backgrounds of professional expertise, and is fluid in its makeup. It is casual come-when –you –can for coffee and conversation (or Tea and Sympathy). Fascinating stories have emerged, friendship formed, insights shared, help available.  We never know in advance where the discussion will lead; it is determined by the wishes of the group. All are invited to a post discussion lunch at Bluestem. The Friday pizza special is a favorite.  



Friday, November 3
First Friday Members' Class  (Training)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
First Friday Members' Class


Friday, November 17
Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am
Bluestem Bistro
Each third Friday of the month, an open group meets at Bluestem Bistro for one and a half hours of stimulating discussion ranging from historical backgrounds of our ancestors to methodology and software recommendations. If it has a relation to family history and genealogy (however, vague) we are open to sharing insights and information as well as small victories. All levels of expertise are represented and members can contribute as little or as much (within polite limitations) as they wish. The group represents many backgrounds of professional expertise, and is fluid in its makeup. It is casual come-when –you –can for coffee and conversation (or Tea and Sympathy). Fascinating stories have emerged, friendship formed, insights shared, help available.  We never know in advance where the discussion will lead; it is determined by the wishes of the group. All are invited to a post discussion lunch at Bluestem. The Friday pizza special is a favorite.  



Friday, December 1
First Friday Members' Class  (Training)
9:30 am
Riley County Genealogical Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
First Friday Members' Class


Friday, December 15
Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am
Bluestem Bistro
Each third Friday of the month, an open group meets at Bluestem Bistro for one and a half hours of stimulating discussion ranging from historical backgrounds of our ancestors to methodology and software recommendations. If it has a relation to family history and genealogy (however, vague) we are open to sharing insights and information as well as small victories. All levels of expertise are represented and members can contribute as little or as much (within polite limitations) as they wish. The group represents many backgrounds of professional expertise, and is fluid in its makeup. It is casual come-when –you –can for coffee and conversation (or Tea and Sympathy). Fascinating stories have emerged, friendship formed, insights shared, help available.  We never know in advance where the discussion will lead; it is determined by the wishes of the group. All are invited to a post discussion lunch at Bluestem. The Friday pizza special is a favorite.