Our encyclopedia of Kansas history offers stories of people, places, and a wide ranges of topics from our state’s past. Most of the articles are written by the Kansas Historical Society; but we invite your submissions to add to these narratives. Browse by people, place, or theme, or several sub-categories.
Here are some popular topics that can help you begin your discovery of Kansas history.
Kaws or Kansa People - who gave our state its name
Kansas - an overview from early times
Kansas-Nebraska Act - that created the territory in 1854
Kansas Territory - an area that spanned from Missouri to the foothills
Kansas State Constitution - also called the Wyandotte Constitution for the location of constitutional convention where it was approved
Kansas Symbols - flowers, animals, reptiles, marches, even dirt
Bleeding Kansas - the turbulent time of Kansas Territory from 1854 to 1861
Notable Kansans - 25 people who were influential in the state's history
Notable Events in Kansas History - 12 major events that impacted our state today
Author: Kansas Historical Society
Author information: The Kansas Historical Society is a state agency charged with actively safeguarding and sharing the state's history.
Date Created: January 2016
Date Modified: March 2017
The author of this article is solely responsible for its content.