North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island

In 1985, the state of North Carolina purchased land in the town of Manteo on Roanoke Island. Originally known as the “Marine Resources Center”, the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island was the first of the state Aquarium Division. Located in the Outer Banks, the aquarium sees over 300,000 visitors each year.

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.