Kansas Humanities Council awards five grants

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2012

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy Quillin, Director of Communications Kansas Humanities Council 785/357-0359; tracy@kansashumanities.org

Kansas Humanities Council awards five grants

TOPEKA - The Kansas Humanities Council recently awarded $35,903 in grants to six organizations.

Arts in Prison, Overland Park ($10,000) “Conducting Hope” This documentary film features the Lansing Correctional Facility’s “East Hill Singers,” the only inmate chorus in the nation to perform outside prison walls. Margie Friedman, project director. Local cost share: $15,700.

Delaware Tribe of Indians Historic Preservation Office, Emporia ($9,980) “Heart of the Drum: The Story of the Delaware Tribe of Indians in Kansas” The Delaware Indian’s history in Kansas, including their role in the conflict on the Kansas-Missouri border in the 1850s and 1860s, is chronicled in this full-length documentary film. Edie Robinette-Petrachi, project director. Local cost share: $19,950.

Halstead Historical Society ($1,895) “Edwin Buller Photograph Preservation Project” This project will scan, document, digitize, and archive photos of Halstead dating back to the 1870s. Carolyn A. Williams, project director. Local cost share: $7,595.

International Fiber Collaborative, Inc., Topeka ($5,927) “100 Years of Agriculture: Past, Present, and Future” Exhibitions and public programs in Greensburg, Hutchinson, Kansas City, Kingman, and Salina feature 100 pieces of textile art accompanied by interviews and essays from individuals reflecting on how agriculture has affected their families and communities. Jennifer Marsh, project director. Local cost share: $6,875.

McPherson Convention & Visitors Bureau ($8,101) “All Schools Day: Celebrating 100 Years” This documentary short film explores the history of “All Schools Day,” McPherson County’s largest and longest running community celebration. Founded in 1914 by Superintendent I. C. Meyer for the purpose of having one program for all children graduating the 8th grade, “All Schools Day” has grown into a weeklong event. Anne Hassler, project director. Local cost share: $8,636.

The Kansas Humanities Council is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based cultural programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

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