Activities & Resources
Kansas 150050in Olathe, KS
about Kansas 150:
Families can use the sesquicentennial as an opportunity to learn about "Bleeding Kansas," one of the most turbulent times in American history, or just show your elementary school student that you actually paid attention in school! (Next time a kid says she can't do math homework, just reply back ad astra per aspera and watch the eyeballs roll.)
Consider taking a daytrip to Topeka to the Kansas State Historical Society and the State Capitol, or check out an event at area libraries and museums in the metro area:
Storyteller Jo Ho spins Kansas yarns at Leawood Pioneer Library, and Lackman Library offers Kansas-related activities.
Some of the state's famous (and not-so-famous) characters show up at Mahaffie Farm's Kansas Day celebration. And, West Wyandotte, Argentine, and Cedar Roe libraries all host special celebrations. Kansas State Historial Sites - Shawnee Indian Mission and Grinter Place - also celebrate Kansas Day with re-enactments and special activities.
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 25
Mahaffie Farm in Olathe hosts ongoing storytimes focusing on a different Kansas topic each month.