What Topeka's Free State Capitol looked like in 1855.
Restoration progress continues in May 2021
A glimpse at what the future holds.
Restoring Constitution Hall honors pioneers who stood for the expansion of freedoms in 1855 and made Kansas a new state free of slavery in 1861.
Before touring the restored Kansas Capitol dome on Capitol Square just six blocks south, citizens and visitors will see and touch Constitution Hall, 1855 landmark of nationally important events in America's enduring struggle for freedoms.
. . . Constitution Hall alone represents the important events of the Free State Movement and first antislavery Kansas constitution. The west wall and cellar doors vividly recall the Underground Railroad and Lane Trail to Freedom.
Statement, Office of the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places, 2008