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Kansas Day in the Classroom

Happy 160th Birthday Kansas!

On January 29, 2021, Kansas celebrated its 160th birthday!  Traditionally, the Kansas Historical Society offers Kansas Day events for schools and the public at the Kansas Museum of History and several historic sites.  While it was not possible to celebrate in person at the museum and historic sites in January, resources are available to celebrate Kansas all year long.

The year 2021 is also the bicentennial of the Santa Fe Trail.  Traders, freighters, gold seekers heading to Pikes Peak, and the military all used the Santa Fe Trail at some point between 1821 and 1880, and the majority of the trail passed through Kansas.

Lessons, Activities, and Videos for Planning Your Kansas Day


Resources on Kansas history topics


Kansas Trivia


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