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Administrative Assistant Wendy Lira leads a tour of a historic courtroom at the Topeka Post Office.

Administrative Assistant Wendy Lira leads a tour of a historic courtroom at the Topeka Post Office.

When the Topeka, KS, Rotary Club made arrangements to celebrate its 100-year anniversary, it wanted a location to showcase a collection of military vehicles for attendees. There was one exhibit location that facilitators had in mind – the parking lot at the local Post Office.

Topeka Postmaster Sheryl Stark was thrilled when she received the request and welcomed the historical display at her facility. The Rotary Club was grateful for the accommodation, but it wasn’t the only request the organization made of Stark that day.

“They also asked if they could give tours of the historic courtroom on the third floor of the Main Post Office,” said Stark. “Many famous cases have been tried in this courtroom, and it is now considered a national landmark.”

Stark embraced the chance to showcase the historical significance of her office. Administrative Assistant Wendy Lira volunteered to give the tours of the courtroom for event attendees.

More than 220 people took advantage of the chance to see a glimpse of history at their local Post Office.

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1 Comment

  1. Kelly

     /  September 14, 2016

    It would be interesting to know which famous trials had been held in the courtroom.

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