Special program at Miners Hall Museum: Researching Your Home and the People Who Lived There

Photo from Conna Larson Hiltner, MHM Member –  1914. From L to R is Pete Kukovich Jr, father Pete Kukovich, Joe, mother Mary (Preslin) , Rose and little Mary (born in 1911 so she would have been about 3 here)  Daisy Hill, Kansas 

Join us this Sunday, August 6 at 2 p.m. at Miners Hall Museum in Franklin, KS for this special program.  It is being presented in conjunction with the quarterly exhibit “Preserving the Past – Coal Camps and Coal Company Houses” which is on display through September 23, 2023. The quarterly exhibit is hosted by Linda Knoll and Jerry Lomshek.

The program will be presented by Diana Staresinic-Dean, Executive Director of Franklin County Historical Society and Old Depot Museum, Ottawa, KS.

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. This talk 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.

The program is made possible by Humanities Kansas. After the program, guests will have the opportunity to visit the newly restored Miners House and the quarterly exhibit.

The program begins at 2:00 p.m. (doors open at 1:30) and admission is free. We recommend calling the museum if you plan to join us so we can plan for adequate seating (620-347-4220). Donations are accepted and appreciated.


Media release from Miners Hall Museum, Franklin, Kansas