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Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There

Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 pm

Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There

Smoky Hill Museum will host this presentation on Thursday, September 1, 5:30-6:30 p.m.


This presentation is offered both in person and through Zoom, and via the Smoky Hill Museum Facebook page. There will be limited seating in the Museum lobby with an overflow area upstairs. The presentation on the Smoky Hill Museum's Facebook page will remain up through Monday, September 1, 2022, at noon.


Researching a property, be it an old home, a new business, or a section of pastureland, can do more than tell us the history of a space. It can also build a human connection to the people who came before us and the times in which they lived. Join Diana Staresinic-Deane as she highlights local resources, shares creative ways to study documents and assemble relevant narratives from maps, deeds, newspapers, and often unsought or unknown resources. This is ideal for those new to seeking out family and community stories, and helpful for those stymied by a dead end. Staresinic-Deane is the executive director of Franklin County Historical Society and Old Depot Museum in Ottawa.