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1st Quarter- February 2018

Lowell Milken center 
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

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


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 

 

 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 


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

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

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

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