Every state capitol seems to have its history museum. This is one of the nicer ones that I’ve been in.
Inside the museum
An airplane built by aviator AK Longren in 1914
Gravestone of one of the people killed in the raid on Lawrence in 1854: Kansas was at the time a battleground between pro and anti slavery groups. A proslavery group attacked the town and killed 150 political opponents.
Pair of boots owned by General George Custer
Locomotive from the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad. The railways opened up the West for settlement.
Artifacts from the Harvey Houses. These were America’s first national chain of restaurants, which opened at locations near railroad stations all over the country.
TV Camera from station WIBW, which began broadcasting in 1954.
Radio Shack TRS-80, one of the first personal computers
A 1964 campaign button for Barry Goldwater. It produced a Democratic party response that said, “In your guts, you know he’s nuts”.
A Southern Cheyenne bow wrapped with sinew and covered with rattlesnake skin