The Kansas Town Hall program is a partnership between the Kansas Humanities Council and the Eisenhower Presidential Library & Museum dedicated to finding ways to encourage citizens to engage in and learn about issues facing Kansans today. Through the support of a KHC Kansas Town Hall grant, the High Plains Museum in Goodland is bringing the community together to take a close look at Goodland’s identity and to initiate community planning.
Goodland’s Kansas Town Hall event will take place on Saturday, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mountain Time at the High Plains Museum. The day will be broken into three parts: the first part will be a presentation by M.J. Morgan, the Director at the Chapman Center for Rural Studies at Kansas State University. Dr. Morgan will discuss Goodland’s identity from the research she has conducted about Goodland during the past months. You can read a blog post about the research here. The second part of the day will be panel presentation with three panelists from Goodland talking about their perspective of the northwest Kansas community’s identity. The third part of the day will be the community brainstorming session where participants can voice their opinions and ideas on Goodland’s identity, possible collaborations within the community, and how to move Goodland forward. The event is free and the museum is inviting anyone with an interest in this program to participate. Lunch will be provided for participants. Visit the High Plains Museum’s website for more information or call (785) 890-4595.
Additional support is provided by the Edith Leveranz Stunkel Foundation of Manhattan, Kansas.
Interested in engaging your community in respectful dialogue about public issues with a Kansas Town Hall event? Click here for grant guidelines and information or contact Murl Riedel, director of grants, at murl(at)kansashumanities.org.