Any visit to Topeka, Kansas must include a day long visit to the Kansas Museum of History. The Kansas Museum of History is an award winning Museum that relates an interesting story about the people of Kansas. You will see many interest exhibits including an exhibit of a historical plane and another of a historical train. The Kansas Museum of History is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. They will be closed on holidays.
You can discover the amazing stories of forts, trails, natives, settlements, towns, trains, planes, World War I and the Civil War. Some of the impressive items that you will surely want to see include Carry Nations Hammer, Custer’s boots, Henry Brown’s rifle, Whites printing press, Abbott’s howitzer, the 1880 Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe locomotive, and the 1914 Longren biplane.
You can explore this fantastic Museum by item or by various themes which include African American History, Kansas Families, Fast Food, Early People, Civil War, Trains and Towns, Early 20th Century, and Recent Past. There also will be a special exhibit gallery on display and currently it is the display entitled “Captured: The Extraordinary Adventures of Colonel Hughes.” You will not want to bypass this exhibit.
Another interesting exhibit is the photo exhibit of World War I inventions. The exhibit talks about and has on display some of the many items that were invented and developed during World War I. Some of these items are now used by millions of people today such as the every day wristwatch. The wristwatch was developed so that a soldier could easily look at the time without removing his hands from his weapon.
Yes, a trip to the Kansas Museum of History is definitely an exciting adventure for the entire family.