Kansas Day at the Museum - 2015
Hands-on activities! Performances! Demonstrations!
Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861! Join us as we explore the rich heritage of Kansas and commemorate its 154th birthday!
The special exhibit, The Great Soldier State: Kansas and the Civil War, tells the Kansas story of the Civil War. Join us on Kansas Day as we explore the role Kansas played in the Civil War, the impact the war had on Kansas even after it ended, and the experiences shared by Kansans in the mid-1800s. Speak with Kansas artisans who keep the crafts and skills from our past alive. Touch the past as you examine objects on the learning carts in the gallery.
Kansas Day at the Museum features:
- Hands-on standards based activities
- Main Gallery exhibits
- The Great Soldier State: Kansas and the Civil War exhibit
- Demonstrations of historic crafts and skills
- Learning carts with historic objects
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 firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Contact us by phone at 785-272-8681, ext. 415; or email@example.com
- Kansas Day Tips for Visitors
- Map of the Event
- 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.
Bring a camera! You won't want to miss all the fun photo opportunities!
We want to thank the following organizations for helping to make Kansas Day at the Museum 2015 possible: Allsigns, Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site, Burlingame Quilters Guild, Emerald City Cosmopolitan Club, Foundation for Aeronautical Education, Jason's Deli, Jimmie John's on Wanamaker, Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Kansas Sunflower Basket Weavers, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, the historic Ritchie House, Subway at Fleming Place, Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild, and Topeka High School.
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.