KSHS Teacher eNews
Issue 77, January 2014
Kansas Day will be commemorated at the newly restored Kansas State Capitol, the Kansas Museum of History, and several state historic sites. Events are scheduled beginning Saturday, January 25 and more are scheduled for the anniversary day Wednesday, January 29.
Kansas State Capitol, Topeka
11 a.m - 1 p.m. Wednesday, January 29. Programs for school groups will be held in the visitor center on the ground level. Activities include "I Am a Fan of the Capitol," story tellers, and performances by the Lecompton Reenactors.
Kansas Museum of History, Topeka
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wednesday, January 29. Enjoy demonstrations of historic crafts and activities correlated to the state standards. See performances by the Kansas University Chemistry Club and Wonder Workshop's Richard Camara Pitts.
Speaking of Quilts: Voices from the Collection and the Community
This special exhibit opens January 17 at the Kansas Museum of History, Topeka. Quilts from timeless beauties to contemporary art are featured and provide the unique opportunity to teach history and geometry at the same time.
Kansas Territorial Characters Performance
Students can participate in a 1850s territorial town hall political meeting at Constitution Hall State Historic Site, Lecompton. The Lecompton Reenactors will portray notable people from the Bleeding Kansas era as they passionately discuss the slavery issue. The group can also perform on-site at schools within one hour drive of Constitution Hall. To schedule a performance, contact 785-887-6520, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guided Tours for Students
Guided tours designed especially for students are available at the Kansas Museum of History, the Kansas State Capitol, and several state historic sites. Schedule a spring field trip today!
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