Kansas State Historical Society Celebrates Kansas Day

In 1891, Kansas became the 34th state to enter the union. Each year Kansas Day is held to celebrate this event at the capitol building in Topeka, Kansas. At this year’s celebration the Kansas State Historical Society opened the Kansas State Capitol Visitor Center in conjunction with the dedication of the 10 year, 350 million dollar restorations of the Capitol Building.

82nd Airborne Division Museum, a Piece of American History

Nestled within one of the largest Army bases in the country is the 82nd Airborne Division War Memorial Museum. The museum was established in 1945 when Major General James M. Gavin, Commanding General of the Division, wanted to honor all the men who served in the 82nd Airborne Division after the division received the honor of Occupation Duty in Berlin after WWII. The museum has been located in the middle of the division area in Fort Bragg since January of 1946 and has grown four times since then.