Chapman Public Library
Helping the community to grow, thrive and connect
We are presently a town of about 1,400 people consisting of retirees, civil service workers and army personnel, with Fort Riley only 15 miles away. There were many families instrumental in building the community around the town of Chapman. Most were from Ireland or were descendants of those who came from Ireland.
"The mission of USD 473 represents excellence that creates successful, informed and contributing members of society. USD 473 believes in these Core Values: Responsibility, Respect, Tolerance, and Motivation. Our district vision is to empower students for life long learning."
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Genealogy and Historical Resources
The Kansas State Archives partners with Ancestry.com to make records available online. Ancestry has digitized the state records listed below, and is also digitizing the Kansas newpapers for its Newspapers.com website. Kansas residents can use these records for free by following this link and using their driver’s license or state ID card to login.
The Heritage Center offers the rare opportunity of exploring two museums within one facility: The Dickinson County Historical Museum and the Museum of Independent Telephony Both enhance our understanding of the people, culture, and history of Kansas and the Midwest.
The Smoky Hill Trail Association, Inc., will preserve the historical legacy of the Smoky Hill Trail, promote its designation as a National Historic Trail and interpret the events, remnants and locations that represent the historic trial, the Butterfield’s Overland Despatch (B.O.D.), successor freight and stage lines and the railroad and highways that replaced this important overland trail.