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Kansas Day at the Museum - 2017

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2017

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Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861! Join us as we explore the rich heritage of Kansas and commemorate its 156th birthday!

In the special exhibit gallery is,  Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes. Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I. This exhibit pays tribute to all Kansas soldiers, past and present, by telling the story of one Kansas soldier, James Clark Hughes. Join us on Kansas Day at the Museum 2017 we will mark the 100th anniversary of World War I.  Experience the Topeka High Drumline. Speak with Kansans who keep the crafts and skills from our past alive.

Kansas Day at the Museum features:

Advance registration is requested for groups of 10 or more, or people needing accommodations. Please register two weeks or more in advance.

  • Complete the registration form and submit it by email, fax or mail. To fill it out electronically you will need to 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
  • Driving and parking directions
  • Shop for marbles, activity books, stuffed animals and many other Kansas themed items for visitors of all ages.
  • 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. Please share any accommodations needed when you register.

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 2017 possible:  Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Burlingame Quilters Guild, Foundation for Aeronautical Education, Historic Ritchie House/Shawnee County Historical Society, Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Kansas Sunflower Basket Weavers, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, The Merry Cranks, National World War I Museum and Memorial, Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild, Topeka High Drumline and Topeka High School.

Kansas Day in the classroom

If you are not able to join us at the Kansas Museum of History on Kansas Day, you can find many resources on our website to bring Kansas Day into your classroom.