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Kansas Day at the Museum

Kansas Day at the Museum 2019 is Tuesday, January 29, 2019. Check back this fall for updates.

Kansas Day at the Museum 2018

We Are Kansas!

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, January 26, 2018


Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861! Happy 157th birthday Kansas!

Join us as we explore the rich heritage of Kansas. Celebrate well known Kansans both past and present at Kansas Day at the Museum 2018. Hear the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Speak with Kansans who keep the crafts and skills from our past alive. Spend time learning about Kansans with a variety of activities designed around the state curricular standards.


I’ve taken students to Kansas Day at the Museum for several years. Each time the kids comment on how that was ‘the best field trip ever.’  - Abilene teacher

Loved that you had so many hands on activities . . . Fantastic. Loved the engaging 'experts' and wax figures. - Topeka teacher

Two week advance registration is requested for groups of 10 or more, or people needing accommodations.

  • 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 kshs.education@ks.gov.
  • Contact us by phone at 785-272-8681, ext. 415; or kshs.education@ks.gov
  • Kansas Day Tips for Visitors
  • Map of the Event
  • State standards the event addresses
  • 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.

Thank You!

We want to thank the following organizations for helping to make Kansas Day at the Museum 2018 possible:  Ad Astra Kansas Foundation, Burlingame Quilters Guild, Foundation for Aeronautical Education, Kansas Children's Discovery Center, Kansas Sunflower Basket Weavers, Kaw Valley Woodcarvers, The Merry Cranks, Topeka Handweavers and Spinners Guild, 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.