- Associated Press - Friday, January 20, 2012

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Museum of History is planning a full day of activities Jan. 27 to mark the 151st anniversary of the state’s admission to the union.

The Kansas State Historical Society says events at the museum in west Topeka will be geared to schoolchildren and the general public.

The state’s birthday is actually two days after the events, Jan. 29, a Sunday. Kansas became a state in 1861, on the eve of the nation’s Civil War.

The historical society says events will include music and a scavenger hunt. Historical demonstrations will help visitors make rope, weave on a loom and play a hand-carved Indian flute.

The museum also is promoting a temporary exhibit of maps.

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