KHC Awards Eight Spring Grants

Rendezvous at the Santa Fe Trail Center in Larned.

Rendezvous at the Santa Fe Trail Center in Larned.

KHC recently awarded $35,673.00 in Humanities and Heritage grants to eight organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $228,523.00.

Franklin County Historical Society, Ottawa ($1,740)

“Franklin County School Records Sorting and Storage”
A project to organize and archive a collection of county school records spanning the 1870s through the 1960s. Susan Geiss, project director.

Harvey County Historical Museum & Archives, Newton ($2,588)

“Fifty Years of Service: Harvey County Courthouse”
This oral history project will document and preserve stories about Harvey County’s courthouse. Debra Hiebert, project director.

 Herington Historical Society ($3,500)

“Care and Digitization of Photographs”
A project to organize, digitize, and store 500 photographs of Herington from the late 1800s to the 1920s. Janet Wade, project director.

Hesston Public Library ($3,050)

“Hesston Tornado Artifact Preservation & Digitization Project”
A project to inventory, digitize, and archive photographs, videos, personal accounts, and documents related to the 1990 tornado in Hesston. Libby Albers, project director.

Kansas Natural Resource Council, Topeka ($10,000)

“The Waters of Kansas”
A series of documentary short films about water in Kansas with public discussions taking place in Burlington, Colby, Great Bend, and Wichita. Sharon Ashworth, project director.

Midwest Center for Holocaust Education, Overland Park ($3,500)

“State of Deception: The Power of Nazi Propaganda”
A series of public programs offered in conjunction with the “State of Deception: the Power of Nazi Propaganda” exhibition at the National Archives and Records Administration. Jean Zeldin, project director.

Santa Fe Trail Center, Larned ($7,795)

“Rendezvous 2014: Hispanics and the Road to Santa Fe”
This year’s Rendezvous symposium explores the interactions and blending of cultures along the Santa Fe Trail. Anna Bassford-Woods, project director.

Seward County Historical Society, Liberal ($3,500)

“Preserving Photographs”
A project to catalog and preserve 300 historic photos of Seward County. Connie Whiteley, project director.

The summer deadline for Humanities and Heritage grants is May 28, 2014.  Click here or contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl(at) for more information.