HISTORY & HERITAGE

We take pride in our state's history and heritage. From the native tribes who resided on this land for centuries to the innovative pioneers who lead the way and everything in between.

History & Heritage

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Amelia Earhart

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Regaled as the “Queen of the Air” during her lifetime and celebrated to this day as Kansas’ most famous pilot, Amelia Earhart will always be remembered for her career as an aviation pioneer. But the…

History & Heritage

Kansas Women Trailblazers: Jessie E. Woods

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Jessie E. Woods was born in 1909 on her family’s Stafford County farm near Seward and, upon her death in 2001, buried only a short drive away, in Stafford County’s Fairview Cemetery, near the graves…

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Kansas Women Trailblazers: Erin Brockovich

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In a 2013 speech to the San Gabriel Water Valley Forum, Erin Brockovich said that while growing up in the Sunflower State, her mother and father taught her “the greatest gifts we have are our family…

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Battle of the Breakfast | Pancake Day in Liberal

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The tradition of Liberal’s annual pancake celebration actually started across the Atlantic, in the town of Olney, England, over 500 years ago. Legend has it that in 1445, a woman in Olney was…

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Holiday Trees on Display

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(Note: Display will be limited this year (2020) for distancing requirements due to COVID-19) Believed to be the Midwest’s largest indoor annual Christmas tree display, the collection of 170 unusual…

History & Heritage

A Heritage of Flavor

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Kansans have been sharing their recipes in community cookbooks for nearly as long as the state has existed. The tried-and-true recipes that make it into community cookbooks have delighted dinner…

History & Heritage

Along for the Ride

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Kansas Pony Express sites celebrate the 160th anniversary of the legendary, short-lived mail system Wanted: Young, skinny, wiry fellows, not over eighteen. Must be expert riders, willing to risk…

History & Heritage

Pueblo on the Prairie

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What we know about one of the state’s most widely studied and important archaeological sites begins with hungry squirrels. According to stories passed down in Scott County and retold by Dennie…

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