State officials are marking Kansas' 153rd anniversary with a dedication of the newly renovated Capitol in Topeka today.
The 13-year renovation cost nearly $330 million dollars.
It included new ventilation and electrical systems, replacing of the roof and dome, and constructing a visitor center.
The project was carried out in phases and financed with bonds.
Hundreds of schoolchildren will join Governor Brownback, legislators and other officials for the festivities today.