History Museum Part of Smithsonian's "Museum Day"

By: From 13 News
By: From 13 News

TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society announced that the Kansas Museum of History will participate in the fifth annual Museum Day on Saturday, September 26. Sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, Museum Day is a day when museums and cultural institutions nationwide open their doors free of charge to Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors. A celebration of culture, learning, and the dissemination of knowledge, Smithsonian’s Museum Day reflects the spirit of the magazine, and emulates the free-admission policy of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington, DC-based properties.

Attendees must present Smithsonian magazine’s Museum Day Admission Card to gain free entry to participating institutions. The Museum Day Admission Card can be found in the September 2009 issue of Smithsonian magazine or can be downloaded at Smithsonian.com.

“We’re proud to be part of this program,” said Museum Assistant Director Rebecca Martin. “It allows us to help fulfill our mission of helping Kansans make a personal connection to their state’s heritage.”

The Museum currently features Lincoln in Kansas, an exhibit where visitors can explore President Lincoln’s 1859 visit to Kansas, in its Special Exhibits Gallery. Main Gallery highlights include a Cheyenne tipi, fully stocked covered wagon, 1880s steam locomotive, and 1950s diner.

The Kansas Museum of History is located at 6425 SW 6th Avenue. Hours are
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday and 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
$5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 students. Kansas residents receive $1 discount. Group rates are available with prior notice. KSHS, Inc., members, current military, and children five and under admitted free.
More information online at kshs.org.

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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