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Capital Campaign

Honor · Educate · Inspire
New Exhibits for the Kansas Museum of History

97 percent complete



The Kansas Historical Foundation’s Honor · Education · Inspire Capital Campaign is raising $6 million for new exhibits for the Kansas Museum of History. The campaign is 97 percent complete!

What's the campaign about?
  New exhibits for the Kansas Museum of History
    Future of Kansas
Campaign brochure (PDF)
Future of Kansas
What's so special about Kansas?
  Here at the center of the nation, Kansas has a rich history.
Consider these experiences.
    Bleeding Kansas
    Stand on stage and deliver one of Abraham Lincoln’s speeches against the spread of slavery into Kansas. Bleeding Kansas
    Gathering of Cultures
    Step in the archeological excavation of a 200-year-old Kansa village. Gathering of Cultures
    It Happens First in Kansas
    Kansans used the power of their words and actions to change society. What can you do? It Happens First in Kansas
    Making a Home
    Enter a fully furnished dugout in in southwest Kansas where trees are scarce, but dirt is plentiful. Making a Home
    Making a Living
    Pilot an aircraft like Clyde Cessna's and consider his crashes before achieving
Making a Living
    Making History
    Kansas history is a collection of individuals narratives. Share your own family story. Making History
What's the possible floor plan?
    Possible floor plan
What's in the news?

Kansas Historical Foundation and Kansas Historical Society Announce Several Major Gifts Toward Capital Campaign (85 Percent Complete) - November 6, 2020

Kansas Historical Foundation Announces Major Gifts Toward Capital Campaign (67 Percent Complete) - November 1, 2019

Hays Post, November 6, 2019
KSNT-TV, November 1, 2019
WIBW-TV, November 1, 2019

Capital campaign announcement
What might the exhibit space look like?
    Fly-through video
How are we different?

After 35 years the Kansas Museum of History is changing its exhibits

  • To honor those who have come before us
  • To educate and inspire
  • To tell Kansas history that resonates now
  • To learn from the past to navigate the future
Who are our partners?
  Dimensional Innovations - a single interdisciplinary team of industrial designers, brand strategists, graphic designers, architects, interior designers, content creators, engineers, fabricators, general contractors, technologists, and project managers Dimensional Innovations
How to request a presentation? Please send me updates.
    Caryn Kramer
Kansas Historical Foundation
785-272-8681, ext, 209
How to view a special campaign message from Nancy Landon Kassebaum?
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How do I become a member?
Where can I read member publications about this project?

Our Kansas Stories

  • New publication produced quarterly for members
  • Provide updates during this exciting process
  • Offering essential storylines
  • Highlighting key collections
Our Kansas Stories
How do I donate?
    Yes! I am ready to donate now!
I want to be a part of the new exhibits for the Kansas Museum of History!