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Kansas Historical Society - Reopening, hours, directions, health crisis

Due to the COVID-19 public health crisis, the Kansas Museum of History, Kansas State Capitol, Discovery Place, Cedar Crest, and Museum and Capitol Stores are temporarily closed. We look forward to welcoming visitors when county and state health officials have authorized these facilities to open.

In an effort to keep Kansans safe while also providing necessary services, the public can:

  • Visit the State Archives and state offices by appointment
  • Visit select historic sites. Contact individual state historic sites for specific hours and information
  • Conduct legislative business at the Kansas State Capitol

Please call or email to schedule an appointment and allow 48 hours for us to respond. Anyone entering a state office building is required to wear a mask, following Executive Order 20-52. Temporary masks are available if needed.

Plans for reopening

As the public health crisis continues to change, we are not announcing a reopening date at this time. We will announce reopening information on our website and social media.

When we welcome the public back, you can expect the following safety procedures: face coverings, frequent cleaning, plexiglass shields at check-in points, and physical distancing.

Stay in touch

Follow us on social media and subscribe to KSHS eNews for the latest information. In the meantime, we invite you to explore the Historical Society’s online resources: Education (K-12), Kansas Memory, Newspapers.com, and Kansapedia