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Kansas Day Program Offered at the Pawnee Indian Museum

REPUBLIC, KS— Pawnee Indian Museum State Historic Site will commemorate Kansas Day with a program throughout the day Friday, January 29. The site will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and regular admission fee of $3 for adults and $1 for students applies. Children five and younger and members of KSHS, inc., are admitted free.

The program “Indian Nations at the Time of Kansas Statehood, 1861,” examines the various tribes living in the area when Kansas became the 34th state in the Union, and how statehood challenged their ways of life. A large map showing the tribal areas will be on display and books on the tribes will be available for purchase.

Elsewhere in Kansas, the following locations are sponsoring Kansas Day activities January 29: Kansas Museum of History in Topeka, Grinter Place in Kansas City, Fort Hays in Hays, and Shawnee Indian Mission in Fairway (Kansas City area). For details on these events visit kshs.org/teachers/fieldtrips/kansasday

For those who cannot attend the event but would like to download Kansas Day materials, visit kshs.org/teachers/classroom/kansasday.

The Kansas Historical Society does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs. The Historical Society requests prior notification to accommodate individuals with special needs or disabilities.

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