Media Releases

This page includes pdf versions of past events and news.

New exhibit explores Franklin County’s relationship with the Marais des Cygnes River (released June 1, 2017)

April 30 Ottawa home tour explores history, restoration process (released April 18, 2017)

Learn how to research the history of your home on April 9 (released March 31, 2017)

Architect to speak on giving new life to historic buildings at the Old Depot Museum on April 2 (released March 23, 2017)

Historical Society to offer Genealogy 101 class on March 12 (released March 6, 2017)

New exhibit invites visitors to explore how history shapes people, communities, and the future (released February 7, 2017)

Kansas water topic at 80th Annual Historical Society Meeting (released January 10, 2017)

Annual Pie Eaters event brings ragtime music, auction to Ottawa on November 6 (released October 27, 2016)

Author to discuss secret societies during Kansas Territory era on October 27 (released October 20, 2016)

Classic silent films with live musical score coming to Ottawa on October 21 (released October 13, 2016)

Cemetery tour explores history, meaning of symbols on headstones (released October 4, 2016)

Old Depot Museum’s new exhibit examines history, attraction of secret societies (released August 9, 2016)

Negro League baseball expert Phil S. Dixon to speak at the Old Depot Museum (released July 14, 2016)

Historical Society’s Lunch and Learn series focuses on ethnic and language-speaking groups in Franklin County (released June 9, 2016)

Historical documentary celebrating town team baseball and its impact on early Kansas coming to Ottawa on June 9 (released May 26, 2016)

Old Depot Museum offers One-Room School days for Homeschooling families in May (released May 3, 2016)

Event explores history, art, lasting impact of WWII Home Front images by Franklin County photographer (released April 18, 2016)

New exhibit explores Franklin County baseball history from town teams to the major leagues (released April 5, 2016)

Photographic art historian to discuss J.B. Muecke’s Home Front photos at March 20 event (released March 8, 2016)

Fundraising event invites public to bring quilts for expert analysis (released February 29, 2016)

Quilt expert shares history, stories behind vintage quilts (released February 10, 2016)

New exhibit explores traditional patterns in quilts by late Franklin County resident (released February 8, 2016)

#AskFCHS: Franklin County Historical Society to host online Kansas Day event (released January 20, 2016)

Notorious Kansas bank heists topic at 79th Annual Historical Society Meeting (released January 14, 2016)

FCHS receives Kansas Humanities Council grant to develop Home Front in the Heartland, Revisited Project (released November 30, 2015)

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