K is for Kansas is full of things to look at, to touch, to discover.
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.
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
The original production and tour of K is for Kansas was made possible by the support of:
- Kauffman Museum, North Newton, KS
- Johnson County Museums, Shawnee, KS
- Smoky Hill Museum, Salina, KS
- Stauth Memorial Museum, Montezuma, KS
- Vornado Air Circulation Systems, Inc.
2004 Award for Excellence
Kansas Museums Association
2004 Publications Design
American Association of Museums
2004 Award for Excellence in Publication
Mountain-Plains Museums Association
2006 Award of Merit
American Association for State and Local History
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