Give Stories that Move Us and Make Us

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Stories drive the humanities. Stories that make us who we are, stories that move us, stories that unite us, and stories that inspire us to engage in our communities.

Last year, 788 humanities events shared and preserved stories in 127 Kansas communities. More are waiting. Will you help?

KHC is $2,000 away from meeting a $15,000 challenge from the KHC Board of Directors for our annual fall fundraising campaign. Your #GivingTuesday gift keeps the humanities thriving in Kansas through the power of stories.

Support the humanities in Kansas on #GivingTuesday.

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Make a difference in the cultural lives of Kansans

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What do you give when you give to KHC? Join KHC on #GivingTuesday, December 1, 2015 to find out. Follow KHC on:

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Give Voice

When you give to KHC, you give voice to history. KHC brought the StoryCorps national listening project to Topeka in 2014 to record interviews with Topekans on the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision. Now the experiences of Topekans “post-Brown” will be preserved for future generations at the Library of Congress. Donate Now to give voice with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Give Vision

When you give to KHC, you give vision. Water is on the minds of Kansans as the state plans for its water future. KHC grants provide a way for Kansans to start the conversation about water through the support of short films, exhibitions, and book discussions. A recent book discussion series in Kinsley looked to the past for water solutions for the future. Donate Now to give vision with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Give Understanding

When you give to KHC, you give understanding through shared texts and meaningful conversations. Manhattan is one of six communities exploring the experiences of returning veterans through a Big Read one-book community discussion of Tim O’Brien’s novel The Things They Carried Home. Donate Now to give understanding with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Give Traditions

When you give to KHC, you give traditions passed between Kansans of different generations and cultures. Jim Gray shared the traditions of cattle covers with a young cowboy at his Speakers Bureau presentation of “Head’ Em Up and Move ‘Em Out” in Blue Rapids. Donate Now to give traditions with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Photo Credit: Tom Parker

Give Spirit

When you give to KHC, you give the spirit of hometown teams. The Hometown Teams Smithsonian exhibition kicks off a six-community tour in January 2015. 16 additional Hometown Teams partner sites will explore sports and comity spirit through local exhibitions and projects. Donate Now to give spirit with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Give Spark

When you give to KHC, you give the spark of new ideas through Speakers Bureau presentations that link the past with modern-day Kansas. Gene T. Chavez presented his topic “Mexican American Workers Help Build the Kansas Economy” in Hutchinson earlier this year. Donate Now to give the spark of new ideas with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Give Sense of Place

When you give to KHC, you give sense of place. South Hoisington was an African-American community in Barton County that now exists only in the memories of those who lived there long ago. A KHC Heritage grant supported the Barton County Historical Museum’s oral history project to document and preserve the memories of former South Hoisington residents, restoring sense of place to the community. Donate Now to give sense of place with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Give Reflection

When you give to KHC, you give the gift of reflection through humanities events that make us pause to consider the events of the past and engage in meaningful conversations about the present and future. The Midwest Center for Holocaust Education did just that with “State of Deception,” a series of public programs supported by a KHC Humanities grant about Nazi propaganda. Donate Now to give the gift of reflection with a #GivingTuesday gift to KHC.

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Photo Credit: Tom Parker