Traveling Exhibition at the Kansas State Capitol Building

The Kansas Society, Daughters of the American Revolution and Kansas 250

The American Revolution Experience Traveling Exhibition on Tour
American Battlefield Trust Event
July 11 - 17, 2024

Kansas State Capitol Building
300 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612

Kansas State Capitol

The Kansas Society of Daughters of the American Revolution, Kansas 250 and the American Battlefield Trust are excited to feature the American Revolution Experience at the Kansas State Capitol Building from July 11 - July 17, 2024. Located on the 2nd floor rotunda, the innovative pop-up exhibition includes display panels and interactive digital kiosks that use storytelling, illustration, technology and unique artifacts and primary accounts to connect modern audiences with the people and places that shaped the birth of our nation. Created through a collaboration between the American Battlefield Trust and the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the exhibit is also made possible by generous matching funds from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program battlefield interpretation grants.

The American Revolution Experience invites visitors to consider the choice faced by members of the revolutionary generation as tensions mounted in the 1770s: Would these ordinary citizens risk their lives and livelihoods in pursuit of liberty? Or would they remain loyal subjects of the British crown, coming into conflict with neighbors and family? The exhibit surfaces diverse viewpoints and experiences, touching on the journeys — both literal and figurative — of Patriots and Loyalists, men and women, Black and Native populations and even international allies. Rather than focusing only on generals and famous statesmen, it introduces audiences to drummer boys, military mapmakers and other ordinary people who were impacted by global events.

The exhibit will be open the following hours:

  • Thursday, July 11, 2pm to 4pm
  • Friday, July 12, 8am to 4pm
  • Saturday, July 13, 10am to 4pm
  • Sunday, July 14, CLOSED
  • Monday-Tuesday, July 15-16, 8am to 4pm
  • Wednesday, July 17, 8am to 12pm


Patricia Unruh
Kansas Society , DAR

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