Grassroots staff instrumental in establishing new tourism coalition.
Many hours of staff time this year have been spent utilizing the $25,000 SPARC grant LAHC received from the Russell County Area Community Foundation. LAHC’s project is the evolution and development of the 18-county post rock limestone architecture cultural region in North Central KS as a destination regional tourism area much like the already existing Flint Hills region in Eastern Kansas.
Throughout six meetings about 27 persons from 14 counties have developed a mission statement, Articles of Incorporation, By-laws, a Board of Directors, a 501(c)(3) not for profit, working committees and programming. KPRLC’s mission is promoting, preserving and protecting the history, art, and architecture of the Kansas Post Rock Limestone region through education and tourism.
The Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition’s (KPRLC) new web site is www.kansaspostrocklimestone.org and they’re looking for limestone! The Coalition is taking “inventory” of structures built out of the native limestone. Please visit our website and submit your knowledge of the area’s limestone on our “Limestone Structures” page. If this preservation project is close to your heart, click the button and donate on the web site.