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

Ten Kansas Military Legends to Know

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Kansas Tourism General Lewis W. Walt General Lewis Walt was born in Wabaunsee County in 1913. He was commissioned in the Army Field Artillery Reserve before accepting an appointment as a Marine…

Food & Drink

A Kansas Staple

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(Updated November 3, 2021) Enterprise’s Hoffman Grist Mill offers visitors a glimpse into a historic Kansas industry—turning wheat to flour. If Joe Minick, a Dickinson County native, has his…

History & Heritage

Pueblo on the Prairie

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Kansas Tourism (This article was updated in November 2021) It’s a Southwest-style ruin where the deer, as well as the squirrels and the beavers, roam. What we know about one of the state’s most…

History & Heritage

The Original Homes on the Range

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Photo courtesy of the Kansas Historical Society Indigenous people’s oral histories and archeological research provide insight into the first Kansas homes Long before Euro-American settlers built…

History & Heritage

Being Native. Being Kansan.

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The following sections are from a longer feature "Being Native. Being Kansan." first published in 2016 Five native nations connected to Kansas By Suzanne Heck Sac & Fox Nation of Missouri The…

History & Heritage

A Fort along the Santa Fe Trail

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A new permanent exhibition highlights the role and the legacy of a military outpost on the Santa Fe Trail Fort Larned National Historic Site sits amid fields and along a meandering line of trees…

Travel

Space Works

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Photography by Justin Lister A Kansas crew of expert technicians restores, recreates and sometimes reimagines iconic space artifacts for public displays Shortly after the Cosmosphere opened its…

History & Heritage

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Allen House

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Recognized as one of America’s most gifted 20th-century architects, Frank Lloyd Wright built more than 500 homes, museums, places of worship and office buildings, eight of them included on UNESCO’s…

History & Heritage

Holiday Trees on Display

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(Updated: November 2, 2021, original feature from 2019.) Believed to be the Midwest’s largest indoor annual Christmas tree display, the collection of 170 unusual and historic holiday trees returns to…

History & Heritage

Civil War Commemorations

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Kansas marks 160 years since the beginning of the deadly conflict One hundred and sixty years ago, the war between Northern and Southern states erupted and overshadowed what was already the…

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