KHC Awards Seven Grants

spring grant image for blogKHC recently awarded $36,941 in Humanities and Heritage grants to seven Kansas organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $147,165.

Bowlus Fine Arts Center, Iola ($2,835)
“Keaton and the Wild West”
The annual Buster Keaton Celebration features public programs exploring depictions of the American West in films by Keaton and his contemporaries. Susan Raines, project director.

Douglas County Heritage Conservation Office, Lawrence ($5,010)
“Populating Douglas County: Pressures of Migration and Politics”
A traveling exhibition and public programs examining the impact of migration and politics in Douglas County. Jan Shupert-Arick, project director.

El Centro, Inc., Kansas City ($3,300)
“Nuestra Historia: Latino Immigration”
An oral history project documenting the political, social, and economic context of Latino immigration to the United States in the 1990s. Aaron Margolis, project director.

Holy Trinity Orthodox Church, Overland Park ($3,475)
“Russian Orthodox Registers and Ledgers”
A project to translate and preserve the early twentieth century parish registers, ledgers, and records of Russian Immigrants. Vera Kononova Brown, project director

Lone Chimney Films, Wichita ($10,000)
“Home on the Range”
A documentary film that tells the story of “Home on the Range” and the preservation of the landmark cabin where the song was written. Ken Spurgeon, project director.

Mid-America All-Indian Center, Wichita ($4,068)
“Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site”
Interpretive signage connecting the ecological and botanical elements of the Outdoor Wildlife Learning Site with the culture and history of American Indians. Marcus Petty, project director.

Santa Fe Trail Center, Larned ($8,253)
“Rendezvous 2016”
Speakers and presentations look at life on the Santa Fe Trail through the perspective of women. Becca Hiller, project director.

The next deadline for Humanities and Heritage grants is May 18, 2016. For more information, contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl(at)