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Audio Postcard: Kansas Day Celebration

Kansas was the 34th state admitted to the Union on January 29th, 1861. The Kauffman Museum, in North Newton, annually holds a Kansas Day celebration. KMUW’s Jonathan Huber paid a visit on Saturday and found demonstrations of statehood-era equipment and methods. Bandanas were tied into baskets, twine turned into rope, and a machine that removed kernels of corn off of the cob, and, of course, carriage rides.

Jonathan Huber is KMUW's operations manager and host/producer of NPR’s Morning Edition. His newscasts have received honors from the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, Edward R. Murrow regional awards, and the Public Radio News Directors.