Eight pilot communities across the state of Kansas will get help from four Kansas State University graduate students this summer in planning for their future by enhancing their past. The work is through the university’s Chapman Center for Rural Studies and its “Making the Leap: The Future of Small Historical Societies and Museums” project.
The project is led by Chapman Center Director Bonnie Lynn-Sherow, who was awarded a $100,000 National Endowment for the Humanities' Public Access Grant in 2017. The four students selected as consultants for the project – Jacob Allen, master’s student in history, and Bradley Galka, doctoral student in history, both from Manhattan; Jessie Carmichael, senior in landscape architecture, Plainville; and Hailey Quick, master’s student in fine arts, Lafayette, Louisiana – will work in two teams over the summer and complete their fellowships in January 2020. The Chapman Center is part of the university’s College of Arts and Sciences.