At a ceremony this (THUR) morning, state officials will unveil a new visitor center in the basement of the Kansas Statehouse. The facility contains pictures, documents and items focused around Kansas history and government. Mary Madden is with the Kansas Historical Society. She says they have a sword once owned by John Brown and ballots from a vote on a proposed state constitution.
The visitor center also features Kansas-themed merchandise, including jewelry and other items made from the old copper dome removed during the Statehouse renovation.