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OCHS presentation: Learn how to research your Osage County property

BURLINGAME, Kan. – Osage County Historical Society will host a presentation and discussion about researching the history of property and its former owners, at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024, at the Schuyler Community Center, 218 W. Fremont St., Burlingame, Kan.

Diana Staresinic-Deane will present “Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There.” Staresinic-Deane is executive director of Franklin County Historical Society and Old Depot Museum, Ottawa, Kan., and is passionate about collecting, interpreting, and recording local histories.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.

Researching a property, such as an old home, new business, or section of pastureland, can do more than tell 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.

Staresinic-Deane’s presentation will be customized to highlight Osage County resources, and will share creative ways to study documents and assemble relevant narratives from maps, deeds, newspapers, and often unsought or unknown resources. The program will be helpful for anyone seeking historical stories of their family and community.

“New researchers will feel empowered to take their first researching steps,” Staresinic-Dean said. “Researchers who have been stymied by a dead end might just find the breadcrumbs they need to progress.”

The program will last about an hour. Attendees should plan additional time for cookies and conversation, and viewing an exhibit of information one might find when researching an Osage County property. The community center is next door to Burlingame’s Schuyler Museum.

For more information, contact Lynsay Flory, of the Osage County Historical Society, at osagecohistory@gmail.com.

The program is made possible through partnership with Humanities Kansas and Burlingame Historical Preservation Society.

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