August 10: A Creative Guide To Writing Your Family’s Stories (in-person program)

A family--including men, women, and teenaged children--sit and stand around, eating watermelon.

A Creative Guide To Writing Your Family’s Stories presented by Kim Stanley Saturday, August 10, 2024, 10 a.m. FCHS Archives & Research Center, 2011 E Logan St, Ottawa, KS We all love discovering a fantastic tale of our family’s past—whether it be the distant relative who journeyed on the Mayflower, or the grandmother riveted airplanes at a World War II factory. But how do we share these stories in engaging ways? This workshop provides the tools to enrich genealogical research with story and memory so that readers will feel what…

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New exhibit explores how history shapes people, communities, and the future

The Old Depot Museum is kicking off the year with an interactive exhibit exploring the role history plays in who we are and how it shapes our communities. The grand opening for “Historically Significant: How History Shapes Us, Our Communities, and Our Future” will be Sunday, February 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission to the museum will be free to all visitors that day. “This year marks the eightieth anniversary of the Franklin County Historical Society,” said Deborah Barker, FCHS executive director. “We wanted to create an exhibit…

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