Kansans can show their state pride on Jan. 29 while celebrating Kansas’ 157th birthday.

On Jan. 29, 1861 Kansas joined the union as the 34th state to be accepted.

As part of their Kansas Day activities, the McPherson Museum and the Convention and Visitors Bureau will offer $0.34 admission to the museum all day on Jan. 29.

"We were trying to figure out a price with something that represents Kansas and so we chose 34 cents because they were the 34th state accepted into the union," said Anna Ruxlow, director of the museum.

To honor Kansas Day, the visitors bureau will offer free cookies and coffee from 10 a.m. until noon and will also have items that reflect Kansas motifs on display.

Christmas trees outside the museum are also decorated with the state sunflower and the color blue.

"Our normal exhibits will be on display and we will have state-specific items out as well," Ruxlow added.

While the celebration may be simple at the museum, Ruxlow hopes the event will encourage visitors to learn more about the state and its rich history.

"It's just a day to honor our state. A lot of people forget our state has a birthday," Ruxlow laughed. "It's just our way of honoring a piece of history."

Admission into the museum for non-members is $0.34 and is free for those under age 4 and for members.

Admission cost for non-members is normally $5 for adults and $3 for students and seniors.

For more information, call 620-241-8464 or visit their website at http://mcphersonmuseum.com

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