OK, so we are actually headed in the opposite direction. We are headed to Topeka to the Kansas State Historical Society.
Did you know they have archives of many of the state's newspapers, and have put many of them on microfilm? Did you know you can order them thru Inter-Library-Loan and read them in your own home town?
The Towanda Area Historical Museum has purchased several newspapers on microfilm, and our collection spans from the 1880's thru the 1970's. You can come in any time and read thru them. They are a great resource for finding out information and stories about your ancestors who lived in this area. Our microfilm reader also has a printer, so you can print off what you need to take with you, just 50 cents a copy.
Back to the Wizard... in the cleaning up of the office, there was a group of old Towanda newpapers (Western Butler County Times) that the KS State Historical Society does not have on microfilm, so we are taking these up to let them microfilm them and fill in their gap. Then the museum will receive a free copy of the microfilm, and you can come and look thru that also. There was also some Harper's Weekly from the 1860's and some Christian Science Monitors from the early 1940's, so we are going to see if they want those also.