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Kansas Day at the Museum - 2016

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, January 29, 2016

Hands-on activities!  Performances!  Demonstrations!

Free admission!

Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861! Join us as we explore the rich heritage of Kansas and commemorate its 155th birthday!

In the special exhibit gallery is, What's Cooking, Uncle Sam?. This exhibit explores food from the farm to the dinner table and the Government's response to demands that it be safe, cheap, and abundant. What's Cooking, Uncle Same? uses records of the National Archives to trace the Government's effect on what American's eat. Join us on Kansas Day as we explore food in Kansas.  Listen to a storyteller. Speak with Kansans who keep the crafts and skills from our past alive. Touch the past at the learning carts in the gallery.

Kansas Day at the Museum features:

Advance registration is requested for groups of 10 or more.

  • Complete the registration form and submit it by email, fax or mail. You may do this on paper or electronically. (To use the electronic form download it, fill in the information using a recent version of Acrobat Reader, and email it to education@kshs.org)
  • Contact us by phone at 785-272-8681, ext. 415; or education@kshs.org
  • Kansas Day Tips for Visitors
  • Map of the Event (coming in January)
  • Driving and parking directions
  • The Kansas State Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs.The Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.

Photo Opportunities

Bring a camera!  You won't want to miss all the fun photo opportunities!

Thank You!

We want to thank the following organizations for helping to make Kansas Day at the Museum 2016 possible:  Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Burlingame Quilters Guild, Foundation for Aeronautical Education, Kansas Sunflower Basket Weavers, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, the historic Ritchie House, and Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild.

Kansas Day in the classroom

If you are not able to join us at the Museum or the Capitol on Kansas Day, you can find many resources to bring Kansas Day into the classroom.