Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Enjoy Kansas at 151

It is hard to believe, but Kansas is already coming up on another birthday - the 151st.

It's a good time to remember that the website of the Kansas State Historical Society offers rich resources for those who enjoy interesting trips in Kansas, online shopping, and online exhibits.

On the Visit page online visitors can learn more about Kansas Historic sites and where they are located. Kansans can plan day trips or short vacations by region of the state at Travel by Region:

High Plains
U.S. 36
Flint Hills
Wooded Hills
East I-70

or by special interest in Travel by Theme:

Civil War
American Indians
African Americans
Forts & trails
Kansas families

Without driving at all, Kansans can vist a variety of online exhibits on the Historical Society's Exhibit Page. These include:

All That Glitters: Dressing Up & Stepping Out
Beyond Lewis and Clark: The Army Explores the West
Carry A. Nation:The Famous and Original Bar Room Smasher
Forces of Nature
From Far Away Russia: Russian-Germans in Kansas
Game Faces: Kansans in Sports
Sinners and Saints: Vice and Reform in Kansas
They're Playing Our Song: Community Bands in Kansas
Willing to Die for Freedom: A Look Back at Kansas Territory

Those who love to head for museum gift shops should know about the Online Museum Store. The left sidebar features a fascinating variety of Kansas-themed books and gifts.

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