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Our mission is to encourage the preservation of, research into, and an appreciation of the history and heritage of  Shawnee County, Kansas. We serve by using these resources to educate our citizens about our County and State's place in the evolution of freedom in our country, and by encouraging people of all ages to be well-informed and active citizens. 




 Membership in the SCHS is from January 1 to December 31 of each year.  There are three levels of support. The Society appreciates and greatly benefits from the highest level of membership in which you are able to participate.  The SCHS is a 501(c)non profit organization financially supported solely by its members and contributors.


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Benefits from Membership

*Historical Highlights newsletter mailed to your home

* invitation to special member events through the year

* discount on SCHS publications

* help build tomorrow's citizen leaders by equipping them      with a sense of our local, state, and national history.

* you're supporting local historic preservation


Mailing Address:

Shawnee County Historical Society

P.O. Box 2201

Topeka, Kansas


Education Program

~You can donate directly to our Education Program~


If you would like to support our education program, you can make a one-time donation. All donations support our education program directly by being used to purchase needed historically correct reproductions, and other materials used in our school and summer History Camp programs. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law under current 501(c)(3) regulations. 


To contribute or for additional information, please call our Education Director at 785 234.6097. 



The Historic Ritchie House 

 and Cox Communications Heritage Education Center

Shawnee County Historical Society

 1116 and 1118 SE Madison Ave

P.O. Box 2201  Topeka, Kansas 66601  

785 234-6097

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