| 2020 Heartland Family History Conference
April 3-4, 2020
Things to Do While in Topeka – Stay and Play!
Family History Research Opportunities
Midwest Genealogy Center - 3440 S Lee's Summit Rd, Independence, MO. One of the top 10 Genealogy Research facilities in the U.S.! Open Mon-Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 1-8pm. (816) 252-7228.
Places of Historic Interest
Kansas State Capitol – 8th Avenue between Harrison & Van Buren Streets. Open 8am-5pm M-F, 10am – 4pm Sat.
Historic John & Mary Ritchie House- 1116 SE Madison St. (Early territorial Kansas settlers, abolitionist, house was a station on the Underground Railroad and is considered to be Topeka’s oldest home) Tours Tue, Wed, Thur 9am – 1pm. (785) 234-6097
Great Overland Station – A beautifully restored historic Train Depot. 701 N. Kansas Ave. Open Tue-Sat 10am-4pm.
Museum of the Kansas National Guard –The museum has a wide variety of print, document and multimedia sources for doing research on the Kansas National Guard, including unit rosters, soldier records, photographs, movies and personal accounts. 1255 SE Airport Drive. Open Mon-Sat, 10am – 4pm. (785) 862-1020.
Combat Air Museum – View displays of historic combat aircraft and artifacts. 1255 SE Airport Drive. Open Mon-Sat 10am – 4:30pm, Sun Noon-4:30pm. (785) 862-3303.
Other Area Attractions
First Friday Art Walk (First Friday Art Walk, Friday Evening April 3) - First Friday of every month, many galleries and businesses stay open in the evening to showcase and celebrate area artists. To see what locations are participating in the current month, see Topeka Arts Connect website
NOTO Arts & Entertainment District (participates in First Friday Art Walk) Arts, antiques, restaurants & bars. Historic District occupies several city blocks on Kansas Avenue, north of the Kansas River.
Evil Knievel Museum – 2047 SW Topeka Blvd. Open 10am – 6pm Tu-Fri, 9am-5pm Sat, Noon – 5pm Sun. (785) 215) 6205