KHC Awards Five Fall Grants

Ada Towns, Miss Stafford County, 1928. Photo by W. R. Gray.

Ada Towns, Miss Stafford County, 1928. Photo by W. R. Gray.

KHC recently awarded $23,318 in Humanities and Heritage grants to five organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $50,760.

Flint Hills Discovery Center, Manhattan ($8,725)
Flint Hills Forces: The Shaping of Manhattan, Fort Riley, and KSU, 1917-1963  

The Flint Hills Discovery Center, Fort Riley, Kansas State University, and the Riley County Historical Society will join forces to produce an exhibition and series of public programs exploring the history of the region between 1917 and 1963. Roy Garrett, project director.

Linwood Community Library ($3,224)
Linwood History Online

The Linwood Community Library will index a collection of early 20th century photographs. Chris Bohling, project director.

Northeast Kansas Cooperative Council, Inc., Kansas City ($9,900)

Founded in 1857 on the Missouri River, the town of Quindaro thrived for six years. The Quindaro documentary short film examines the history of the northeast Kansas community and looks at future plans for the area’s revitalization. Jefferson Edward Donald, project director.

Rice County Historical Society, Lyons ($2,972)
Harvesting the Agricultural Equipment

The Rice County Historical Society will research and document the agricultural items in their collection, resulting in an exhibition on the agricultural heritage of Rice County. Charlene Akers, project director.

Stafford County Historical and Genealogical Society, Stafford ($3,497)
Gray Studio Glass Plate Negatives Project

A collection of 4,000 glass plate negatives from the studio of W. R. Gray, an early 20th century photographer, will be cleaned, preserved, and made available online. Michael Hathaway, project director.

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.

2014 Humanities and Heritage grant guidelines are available. Click here or contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl(at) for more information.