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1st Quarter- February 2018

Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes 
Honoring Unsung Hero Mary Bickerdyke 
This funding will allow for the community event Honoring Unsung Hero Mary Bickerdyke to take place. Attendants will learn about Civil War era medicine, practices and modern health preparations. The Lowell Milken Center is partnering with the Fort Scott National Historic Site. 
Amount of Grant Request: $2145.00

Pony Express National Museum
Historic Photos Kiosk project
This project will develop the Historic Photos Kiosk project. The project will allow for the story of the Pony Express to be conveyed through photographs of the various locations riders stopped at on the trail.

Amount of Grant Request: $3319.80

Kansas City Kansas Public Library 

Guthrie Daguerreotype Preservation and Interpretation
This project will allow for a vital photo to undergo preservation and exhibition within the library's Quindaro exhibit and will also allow for further community interpretation through the library website. 
Amount of Grant Request: $1200.00


Jackson County Historical Society
Party Like It's 1843! 
Funding will allow for the offset of costs for the event, "Party Like It's 1843!". This event will feature a lecture series, frontier fashion show, music, living history and much more. This three day cultural festival celebrates the 175th anniversary of the Great Migration on the Oregon Trail. 

Amount of Grant Request: $2880.90

Cass County Historical Society 
Burnt District Exhibit 2.0
Funding will allow for the redevelopment of an existing exhibit, including a partnership with Next Exit History, a web-platform that will allow for GPS based tours and exciting programming throughout the district and the museum. 

Amount of Grant Request: $3900.00

 

 2nd Quarter- May 2018


De Soto Historical Society
Preserving the Diverse Stories of De Soto, Kansas’ History
Funding will allow for the Purchase the De Soto newspapers from the Kansas Historical Society, transfer them to microfilm, make them accessible to the public and available for research and interpretation.

Amount of Grant Request: $4433.00


Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site 
Interpretive/Wayfinding Kiosks for Mahaffie Historic Site Grounds
Grant funds will defray almost half of the cost of designing, fabricating and installing three kiosks on the grounds of Mahaffie Historic Site for wayfinding and interpretation.

Amount of Grant Request: $5000.00

Oregon-California Trails Association
Telling the Story of Shaping the Frontier via the Oregon-California Trails Association’s Gateway (St. Joseph) Chapter Website
Funds will allow for the building of the Oregon-California Trails Association’s (OCTA) Gateway (St. Joseph) Chapter Website.

Amount Requested: $4977.50

Reel Images Film and Video Group
18th Street lives
Funds will allow for the development of the documentary film, “18th Street lives”. The documentary will chronicle the history of Kansas City’s 18th and Vine district from the early to the mid twentieth century.

Amount of Grant Request: $4998.40

Friends of the Free State Capitol Inc.
Reenactment of the 1856 Dispersal of the Legislature at Constitution Hall in Topeka
Funds will allow for, an important event in local, state, regional and national history to be brought to life through dramatic interpretation. Federal forces on orders of President Franklin Pierce surrounded Constitution Hall, aimed cannons, and broke up the meeting of the Free State government. 
 
Amount of Grant Request: $1100.00

Wornall/Majors House Museums
Freighting on the Frontier: Blacksmith Shop & Wagon Room Project
Funds will allow for the improvement of the interpretation of the Alexander Majors House blacksmith shop and wagon room, including the stories of the employees and enslaved men who worked for him on his property.

Amount of Grant Request: $2025.27

 

3rd Quarter- August 2018

 

The Baker University Archives and Old Castle Museum
Museum Grade Mannequin  
This award will facilitate the purchase of a museum-grade mannequin for the purpose of displaying cloth materials. The mannequin’s immediate purpose would be to display cloth materials found in the collection, but in the long-run will support cloth materials found throughout the archives. This will display items related to the themes of Freedom's Frontier. 

Amount of Grant Request: $988.90

 

City of Fountains Foundation
Bronze Statue Addition  
The fountain honors the founder of Kansas City, Francois Chouteau, and the Native Americans who lived and traded in the area. Funds will allow for the addition of a bronze statue depicting Native Americans in the area. 
Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00

Clay County Museum and Historical Society
Battle of Liberty Exhibit, Driving/ Walking Tour and Documentary 
Funds will allow for the creation of a documentary, exhibit, and walking/driving tour focusing on the Civil War and the Battle of Liberty. 

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00


Jesse James Birthplace and Museum
Website Update 
Funding will allow for the updating of  the Jesse James Birthplace website, in order to create an engaging experience and clear point of contact for potential and past visitors of the site.  

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00


Lecompton Historical Society
Website Update 
This will allow for the creation of a highly secure website, designed to best reflect the historical significance of Lecompton and its role in shaping the history of the state, region and the nation.

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00


Lawrence Community Food Alliance (Sunrise Project)
People’s History of East Lawrence Tour
Funds will allow for the creation of a deeper understanding of the history, stories and places that have shaped Lawrence
through a focus on lesser known stories. Eastside People’s Intercultural Center (Epicenter) will assume responsibility for the creation of lesson plans and brochures—achieved by centering voices of witnesses, their descendants, marginalized peoples and local historians—and will also organize an event celebrating the opening of the exhibit and tour.

Amount of Grant Request: $2,500.00

Douglas County Historical Society

Discover the Stories that Define Lawrence Brochure
The Watkins Museum of History will create a brochure (Discover the Stories that Define Lawrence), that will promote the Watkins Museum of History in a new way—by engaging visitors with the community’s unique past first, then encouraging them to visit the Watkins Museum for the full story.

Amount of Grant Request: $1,496.00

4th Quarter- November 2018

Bates County Museum 
W
ebsite Update
Bates County Museum will develop a new website that will be based upon the existing content (when available), and be
designed in a new, modern, mobile-responsive format that is user-friendly and SEO optimized.

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00

Alexander/Madison Chapter of KC Buffalo Soldiers
Website Update 
Alexander/Madison Chapter of KC Buffalo Soldiers will create a new website that will be based upon the existing content (when available), and be designed in a new, modern, mobile-responsive format that is user-friendly and SEO optimized.

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00

Brown V. Board Sumner Legacy Trust
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5th Anniversary Event 
Funds will be used to develop the event, 65th Anniversary of Brown V Board: An Unfinished Agenda. The community will experience forums and activities that relate to what the environment was like leading up to the 1954 Brown V Topeka Board of Education decision, the present environment and the future.

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00

Excelsior Springs Museum & Archives

Website Update
Funds will be used to create a new website that will be based upon the existing content (when available), and be designed in a new, modern, mobile-responsive format that is user-friendly and SEO optimized.

Amount of Grant Request: $5,000.00

Franklin County Historical Society
Website Update 
Funds will be used to create a new website that will be based upon the existing content (when available), and be designed in a new, modern, mobile-responsive format that is user-friendly and SEO optimized.

Amount of Grant Request: $4,288.00

Greater Kansas City Writing Project
Storytelling Project
Funding will assist in the development of a project that breaks down divisive barriers, like race, which divide our community through storytelling. The project brings together students from disparate high schools around the greater Kansas City area to craft and share stories of their personal, lived experiences with each other. A Community Exhibition engages our community with the oral and digital stories of the young people in our community.

Amount of Grant Request: $4,950.00

Guardians of Grover Barn
B
rochure 
Develop, design and print an informational brochure that will be available for the public, in order to increase the awareness of the barn’s historic past. 

Amount of Grant Request: $1,496.00

Miami County Historical Museum

Website Update
Funds will allow for the development of a secure and easy to use site designed to quickly inform researchers and the general public regarding the historical significance of Miami County to the state, region and nation.

Amount of Grant Request: $5,500.00

Shawnee Indian Mission Foundation
Wagon Improvements 
Funding will enhance the interpretive and safety features of the full-sized covered wagon used for living history and school programming. 

Amount of Grant Request: $1,650.00

University of Central Missouri- Center for Africana Studies
Traveling Exhibit and Programming
Funding will allow for the hosting of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s Traveling Exhibit entitled Frederick Douglass that will on display at the University of Central Missouri in March and April 2019. This exhibition explores slavery and abolition through the life of one of the most famous men in nineteenth-century America. The companion project will feature workshops, panels and speakers to connect this story to the Kansas City region.

Amount of Grant Request: $1,500.00

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