Kansas historic properties awarded national grant



A national grant has been provided to the Kansas Historical Society with a sum of $500,000 to be used toward historic properties and other cultural sites in the state, Kansas among eight others to receive a portion of the total $4.8 million allotted to support historic property preservation nationwide.

A portion of the Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grant totaling $500,000 has been given to the Kansas Historical Society, the grant provided through the National Park Service.

The grant is intended to support historic property preservation and will be used to protect and preserve historic buildings and historic cultural sites in Kansas.

“Kansas is home to many historical and cultural sites that tell the story of our state and our country’s past,” Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly said in a Tuesday news release. “Thanks to the National Park Service and the Kansas Historical Society, we can be assured that markers that are part of our history will be protected for future generations to learn from and enjoy.”

Kansas is among eight others to receive a portion of the total $4.8 million allotted to support historic property preservation nationwide.

Certain communities in the state will be eligible, the money to go toward Kansans owning historic properties in communities with a population of under 30,000 people, the release said.

Areas to receive funding for historic properties will be done under a new sub-grant program through the Kansas Historical Society called Kansas Rural Preservation.