Shared Stories

The Shared Stories reader’s theater series engages audiences with timely topics through the voices of the past.

Each script was created using excerpts from historical letters, diaries, reports, documents, and newspaper articles. Discussion questions are included to lead your group in conversation following the script reading.

The stories are written as reader’s theater scripts intended for use by libraries, museums, art centers, senior centers, and high school or college classrooms. Shared Stories scripts are available for free download. Historians have reviewed all scripts.

Shared Stories of the Kansas Land

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Shared Stories of the Kansas Land reader’s theater scripts bring to life the voices of the people who live through events that altered the land and environment.

Create a Shared Stories of the Kansas Land event in your community. Here’s everything you need:

  1. Review the How to Host a Shared Stories Event page
  2. Choose a Shared Stories of the Kansas Land topic
  3. Create a press release (download Word doc)
  4. Download the KHC Logo
  5. Report back and let us know how it went (download Word doc)

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Support for Shared Stories of the Kansas Land has been provided by the Topeka Community Foundation and the Elizabeth Schultz Environmental Fund of the Douglas County Community Foundation.

Shared Stories of the Civil War

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The Shared Stories of the Civil War project features stories created from historical letters, diaries, newspaper articles, and other materials. These voices from history provide insight into how 19th century Americans living in Kansas and Missouri struggled to define the meaning of freedom during the Bleeding Kansas and Civil War years.

Created a Shared Stories event in your community. Here’s everything you need:

  1. Review the How to Host a Shared Stories Event page.
  2. Choose a Shared Stories topic.
  3. Create a press release (download Word doc).
  4. Download the Shared Stories logo.
  5. Report back and let us know how it went (download Word doc).

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The Shared Stories of the Civil War project is a partnership between Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the Kansas Humanities Council.

 

 

Watch Shared Stories in Action

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For more information about Shared Stories, contact Leslie Von Holten, director of programs, at leslie(at)kansashumanities.org.