KHC Awards Six Grants

The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded $32,222 in grants to six organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $73,177.

Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola ($5,695)
Keaton, Chaplin, and the ‘Fabulous Fifties’
The annual Keaton Celebration explores humanities topics through the work of legendary comedians Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin. Susan Raines, project director.

Emporia State University ($6,170)
A Welsh Farmstead: The Story of the Howe Family from 1858
An exhibition and documentary film tell the story of the Howe family, early Welsh settlers in Lyon County. Jim Hoy, project director.

Gray County Veterans Memorial Center, Cimarron ($3,500)
Gray County Korean War Veterans Oral History Project
This project will collect, preserve, and share the stories of Gray County’s Korean War veterans. Kathleen Holt, project director.

Lawrence Arts Center ($9,867)
Kansas 1962: ‘Mad Men,’ the Cold War, Civil Rights Protest, & the Twist
Panel discussions with humanities scholars explore the cultural, political, and social issues of the 1960s at the local and national level. Susan Tate, project director.

McPherson Main Street ($3,490)
History of Local Businesses: Main Street McPherson
This documentary research project documents the history of the buildings and businesses on McPherson’s Main Street. Elisha Beck, project director.

Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society, Wellington ($3,500)
Prairie Letters: Written in Rural Kansas in the Late Nineteenth Century
This project will transcribe and preserve letters written between 1870 and 1898 that shed light on the realities of life for homesteaders in the late 19th century. Elaine Clark, project director.