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Who we are

The Kansas Historical Society, established in 1875, is a state agency. Designated as the trustee of the state in 1879 and as the repository of official government records in 1905, the Historical Society collects and preserves the story of Kansas history.

Find more about the Historical Society, who we are, and related agencies and services:

Functions - divisions and statutory roles

Mission - including our vision and overview

Executive director - Jennie Chinn

Annual reports - for the state agency

Kansas Historical Foundation - the not-for-profit fundraising and membership organization that helps to support the state agency

History - when and why the Historical Society was created

Related resources - associations, organizations, partners, and industry colleagues in related areas