KHC recently awarded $35,724 in grants to six organizations:
Kansas Public Radio, Lawrence ($9,580)
“Treece, Kansas: Ghost Town in the Making”
A radio documentary examining the decline of Treece, Kansas, from a mining boomtown to an environmental wasteland and a ghost town. Nina Porzucki, project director.
Kauffman Museum, North Newton ($6,000)
“Threshing Stone: Mennonite Artifact & Icon”
An exhibition and series of public events exploring the threshing stone’s importance to Kansas wheat heritage and the Mennonite tradition. Rachel Pannabecker, project director.
Kinsley Public Library ($1,984)
“Tractorcade to D.C.: Edwards County Farmers & the American Agriculture Movement”
An oral history project documenting Edwards County residents’ participation in the American Agricultural Movement and the 1979 Tractorcade to Washington D.C. Joan K. Weaver, project director.
Lyon County Historical Society, Emporia ($3,500)
“A Welsh Farmstead: The Story of the Howe Family from 1858”
An oral history project preserving the stories and experiences of the Howe family and the role of Welsh settlement in Lyon County. Steve Hanschu, project director.
Sociedad Hidalgo, Shawnee ($5,000)
“Latin American Cinema Festival XXI”
A festival of Latin American films followed by bilingual (English/Spanish) discussions. Saturdays, August 25 – September 22, 2012. Gloria A. Bessenbacher, project director.
Ulrich Museum, Wichita ($9,660)
“The Hard Kind of Courage: Gordon Parks & the Photographers of the Civil Rights Era”
A series of public programs commemorating the work and legacy of Kansas native Gordon Parks on the centennial of his birth. Aimee Geist, project director.