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Friday, March 15
Genealogy Round Table  (Round Table)
10:00 am to 11:30 am
Vista Drive In, 1911 Tuttle Creek Blvd., Manhattan, KS
Join us for a open ended discussion of all things related to family history and genealogy.  We meet in the side room at Vista, and try to patronize our host with a beverage purchase - and/or a cinnamon roll, etc.


Sunday, March 17
Forming a Free State Manhattan in Kansas Territory  (Educational Program)
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS

 

During the first few years of Riley County’s existence, a number of towns developed as pioneers moved into the vicinity. This included the townsites of Polistra, Canton, New Boston, and ultimately, the city we know as Manhattan today. In this program, learn about the events and individuals around the early founding of Manhattan, Kansas through the letters and diaries of early pioneers, as well as some of the historic landmarks that still stand in our community today.

 

Originally from Augusta, Kansas, Allana Parker 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 served as Curator of Design with the Riley County Historical Museum for ten years and currently serves as treasurer for the Kansas Museums Association and member of the Kansas State Historical Society Foundation board.

 

This RCGS program is free and open to the Public.

 




Sunday, April 21
The Grass is Near Readiness and So...We Set Forth  (Educational Program)
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
Manhattan Public Library Auditorium, 629 Poyntz Ave., Manhattan, KS
 
They survived almost daily prairie fires, lightening, heat, blizzards, snakes, grasshoppers, and boredom with tenacity, faith, and fortitude and usually with a sense of humor. They lost half their children to disease and accidents and still they carried on. Hear their words and their stories. Our pioneer mothers.
 
Presenter: Susan E. Church is an historian, retired Museum Executive Director, and a speaker on Westward Migration, Women’s Roles in the 19th Century, and American Civil War topics. She has held many positions and is a nationally recognized Civil War Historian. In addition to serving on several national battlefield preservation boards…educator at several Civil War sites and has spoken at several national conferences.
 
This RCGS program is free and open to the Public.