KHC Awards Five Grants

The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded $28,305 in Humanities grants and Heritage grants to five Kansas organizations.

American Indian Health Research and Education Alliance, Shawnee ($5,750)
“AIHREA O.N.E Powwow Documentary”
A documentary film project to examine the twelve-year evolution of the Our Nations Energies (ONE) Powwow and its unique existence as a tool to promote cross-cultural education about American Indian Cultures. Ed Smith, project director.

Ashland Library ($3,428)
“The 2017 Starbuck Fire and its Effect on the People of Clark County”
An oral history project to transcribe and preserve the stories of firefighters, evacuees, farmers, ranchers, and survivors of Kansas’ largest grassland fire. Cara Vanderree, project director.

Finney County Historical Society, Garden City ($10,000)
“Garden City Works”
A short documentary film to explore how Garden City integrated cultures, ethnicities, and languages, as thousands of new immigrants came to live and work in what is now a majority-minority town. Steve Lerner, project director.

Johnson County Library Foundation, Shawnee Mission ($5,627)
“Race Project KC 2017-2018”
This series of public events will explore Kansas City’s racial history and how that history affects the present. Angela Tucker, project director.

Koester House Museum Foundation, Marysville ($3,500)
“Koester House Museum Library – Telling the Stories”
A project to preserve the museum’s library materials, as a means of understanding the lifestyles and attitudes of an earlier period in Marysville, and how it informs culture today. Pat Breeding, project director.

For  more information about KHC Humanities and Heritage grants, contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl(at)