Want to learn a piece of history about every Kansas county? Every person has stories to tell—stories about life, family, community, and times – and now the Kansas Museum of History is telling those stories from each county in the state.
Since 1875 the Kansas Historical Society has been collecting stories from all 105 counties in Kansas. These stories are preserved in the thousands of artifacts, documents, photographs, and other records in the collections.
To create this special exhibit, called “105 Counties, 105 Stories,” they picked just one story to feature from each county.
These stories feature rain wizards, war heroes, artists, business adventures, hard times, and happy endings. You’ll discover distinctive stories from every corner of Kansas.
“This isn’t about the first or the best, or the most famous from every county,” said Mary Madden, Kansas Museum of History Director. “It’s just to show people that everybody has a story. And together we are Kansas.”
The exhibit includes a four-minute presentation on the organization of the 105 counties, and touch-screen tablets to delve further.
You can also connect with organizations in each of the 105 counties to learn more.
This special exhibit runs through February 2, 2020.