K is for Kansas is full of things to look at, to touch, to discover.

Kauffman Museum invites you to discover the magnificent state of Kansas with the traveling exhibition. Our exhibit team made a special Kansas alphabet choosing from the countless people, places, things, plants and animals which make our state a special placeOur alphabet includes the state symbols that all Kansas children study, but also fun and curious facts about the state, and stories which are often overlooked.

Our alphabet reflects who we are:

  • Kansans who grew up in Kansas and Kansans who chose to move here
  • Kansans who are parents, teachers, scientists, artists, and museum professionals
  • Kansans who love Kansas.



K is for Kansas is designed to:

  • Foster a statewide “sense of place” for Kansans whether urban or rural;
  • Appeal to elementary-age children and also accommodate multigenerational audiences;
  • Promote exploration and reading while supporting social studies and science standards established by the Kansas Department of Education.

K is for Kansas uses an alphabet theme to explore the cultural and natural history of Kansas. The exhibit team chose words representing a Kansas person, place, thing, plant and animal for each letter of the alphabet with one “key” word receiving in-depth interpretations.


Exhibit Team
Natural History & Education: Andi Schmidt Andres
Fabrication & Production: David Kreider, Mark Schmidt Andres
Cultural History & Education: Rachel Pannabecker
Natural History: Dwight Platt
Production Assistance: Arlin Ratzlaff
Graphic Design: Bob Regier
Exhibit Design: Chuck Regier
Support Staff: Sonya Buller, Kateisha Esau, Kristin Schmidt, Elizabeth Zerger, Greta Hiebert

Exhibition Support
The original production and tour of K is for Kansas was made possible by the support of:


2004 Award for Excellence

2004 Publications Design

2004 Award for Excellence in Publication

2006 Award of Merit


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