Uncommon Ground: A Century of Bartlett Arboretum

The Bartlett Arboretum and filmmaker Jaime Green tell the story of Belle Plaine’s “tree museum” in “Uncommon Ground: A Century of the Bartlett Arboretum.” From its early years under the care and vision the Bartlett family to its recent revival under the care of original Dixie Chick Robin Macy and the “Soil Sisters,” the arboretum has been an oasis on the plains for generations of Kansans.

The short film was supported by a KHC Humanities grant.

Strugglers Hill: A People, A Community

“Strugglers Hill: A People, A Community” is a new short film produced by filmmaker Jefferson Edward Donald and the Northeast Cooperative Council, Inc. with the support of a KHC Humanities grant. The film chronicles the history of the Kansas City neighborhood from the exodusters to mid-twentieth century prosperity to its subsequent decline in recent years.

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The Kansas Humanities Council is currently seeking nominations for service on its 22-member Board of Directors. Nominations are due April 6, 2012.

Members serve for a three-year term with the possibility of renewal for a second term. Business meetings of the full board are held three times a year in locations across the state. Members have financial oversight of the organization, take an active role in fundraising, set policy, are knowledgeable about the humanities, and promote awareness of the council. In addition to board meetings, members also serve on a standing committee that meets as needed. Click here for more information about board responsibilities.

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