Why Maison Steinbüchel?

.“And those from among you will rebuild the ancient ruins; you will raise of the age-old foundations; you will be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of the streets in which to dwell.”   Isaiah 58:12 I am putting together a group of posts about how the families, for whom our historic home is […]

Peter Stackman a Little Recognized Wichita Pioneer

“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.”  – Henry David Thoreau In re-reading an out-of-print book “A Living Gravestone”  written by Elisabeth Guldner, containing the history of the family for whom our Historic Landmark House in named, I am reminded of how […]

How History Makes a Difference – Three Families of Maison Steinbuchel

We live in a designated Kansas State Historic Landmark, The Steinbuchel House.  We are fortunate there is a book that tells the story of how three families converged to become the household that occupied this property.  From 1912 to the late 1940s, this clan shaped the story of this home. The book is currently an […]

How to See Value in the Random – Circles and Intersections

While attending a monthly meeting of my local chapter of Women in Aviation, I was introduced to a gentleman who works for Flight Safety international.  I recognized his name and asked him if he was related to a certain person with whom I had attended high school.  It turned out he is her brother!  Random, “by […]