Here’s a special offer from Amazon Smile:
In honor of Dad, shop at AmazonSmile through 6/15/14 and Amazon will donate an extra $5 to Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society Inc. Visit Amazon Smile to get started.
Remember — this doesn’t cost you anything extra, but helps earn a little air conditioning money for the library!
The library will be closed Saturday, May 24 for the holiday weekend. We’ll be open on Tuesday, May 27 as usual.
Mowing is cutting into our genealogy time at the library, so we’re trying something new! On Saturday, Vince tilled a plot and spread seed for a native grasses and wildflowers bed.
The native grasses mix includes Big Bluestem, Little Bluestem, Indian Grass, Switch Grass and Side Oats Gramma. The wildflower mix includes Black Eyed Susan, Blanket Flower, Blue Flax, Clasping Cornflower, Red Corn Poppy, Blue Cornflower, Dames Rocket, Evening Primrose, Lanceleaf Coreopsis, Lemon Mint, Purple Cornflower, Mexican Hat, Shasta Daisy, Western Yarrow, Scarlet Flax, and Purple Prairie Clover.
We hope this will make our lot easier to maintain and more interesting to visit. Stop by in a few weeks to see how we’re doing!
We had a terrific conversation this morning about the history of Wichita’s North Side, led by local historian Charlie Whitworth. Among (many) other things, we decided that life would be better if the streetcars still ran!
If you’re reading this, you’ve obviously found the new website for Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society. You’re a bit early, so we’re not quite ready for the party. If you’re looking for our indexes and other genealogy resources, please use our old site for another few weeks.