KHC Awards Eight Grants

KHC recently awarded $51,014 in Humanities and Heritage grants to eight Kansas organizations. Local contributions to the projects are estimated at $238,011.

Do Good Productions, Inc., Leawood ($9,900)

“Archiver Podcast”
The nine-episode “Archiver” podcast series takes listeners on a journey through the most engaging moments in Kansas history. Sam Zeff, project director.

Emporia State University Foundation ($9,995)

“Charlie and the Common Good: Big Ideas in a Small Town”
A documentary film that shows how the humanities are lived and embodied in the public life of Kansas citizens. Charles S. Brown, project director.

Great Plains United Methodist Conference, Wichita ($1,845)

“Kansas United Methodist Genealogical Resources Digitization Project”
A preservation project to digitize and make available online United Methodist church documents from Kansas dating back to the 19th century. Sara DeCaro, project director.

Greensburg Convention and Tourism Board ($2,556)

“Greensburg 2007 Tornado Oral History Project”
An oral history project to preserve the stories of those who experienced the May 4, 2007 tornado that destroyed 95 percent of Greensburg. Stacy Barnes, project director.

Goodland Public Library ($3,495)

“Preserving Cassette Tapes of ‘Let’s Talk About the High Plains’”
A preservation project to digitize cassette tapes featuring interviews from the “Let’s Talk About the High Plains” radio program that aired from 1996 to 2009. Laura McClung, project director.

Johnson County Museum Foundation, Shawnee ($10,000)

“Becoming Johnson County”
A new signature exhibition exploring the history and development of Johnson County. Mindi Love, project director.

McPherson County Old Mill Museum, Lindsborg ($3,223)

“Lindsborg During World War I: Service, Sacrifice, and Dissent”
A digital humanities project using historic photos, texts, and images of artifacts to tell the story of how Lindsborg, a small town of recent immigrants to Kansas, was affected by World War I. Thomas Jorsch, project director.

Watkins Museum of History, Lawrence ($10,000)

“Langston’s Lawrence”
A short film documenting the influence Lawrence, Kansas, had on Langston Hughes’ representation of humanities in African American life and culture. Tess Banion, project director.