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Friday, February 7
1st Fridays Members Class  (Educational Program)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
To be announced


Friday, February 21
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.  


Welsh Day and the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project
Sunday, February 23
Welsh Day and the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Meadowlark Hills Community Roof
Speaker Gwen Colgrove from the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Project, in Wymore, Nebraska will present a program on Welsh heritage and settlements throughout the State of Nebraska.  This Project is the only cultural resource in the United States dedicated to interpreting the cultural legacy of Welsh immigrants on the Great Plains.  You will have the opportunity to learn about Wales and the Welsh legacy here in the Midwest, as well as the wonderful resource we have at the Great Plains Welsh Heritage Centre in Wymore.
 
Presenter Gwen Colgrove is President of the Project was born and raised in Wymore and is a part of the Bethel Welsh Community located south of Wymore.  
This event is open to the public.



Friday, March 6
1st Fridays Members Class  (Educational Program)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
Kelsee Walker will give an expanded class on the www.familysearch.com website.  Come and join us to learn more about using this terrific research tool.


Friday, March 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.  


Sunday, March 29
Fashions From the Past  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
Fashion eras of the past are easily recognizable when you know what to look for. In this presentation, you will learn the hair and clothing fashion ideals from 1840-1940. This can be useful in a genealogical study for dating unmarked photographs.
 
Cynthia Naughton is a Kansas Native, a Kansas licensed cosmetologist since 1984, & makeup artist, a wife and mother of three adult children, a historical enactor, and a lifelong learner who is interested in almost anything there is to learn.



Friday, April 3
1st Fridays Members Class  (Educational Program)
9:30 am
RCGS Library, 2005 Claflin, Manhattan, KS
To be announced


Sunday, April 26
Madonna of the Trail  (Educational Program)
2:00 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, Kansas
Colleen Anderson will tell us about the statutes of pioneer women found in 12 states. Madonna of the Trail is a series of 12 monuments dedicated to the spirit of pioneer women in the United States. The monuments were commissioned by the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR). They were installed in each of the 12 states along the National Old Trails Road (Route 40), which extended from Bethesda, Maryland, to Upland, California. The Madonna of the Trail in Kansas is in Council Grove.