Shaping Preservation In Kansas: 2017-2022
Every five years the Kansas Historical Society produces a statewide preservation plan meant to guide future activities of the preservation community in Kansas. In order to determine where preservation efforts have been concentrated since the last plan was drafted in 2011 (see below), the Kansas Historical Society is launching an effort to update the plan, which is set to expire in 2016.
The Kansas Historical Society is dedicating much of 2015 to gathering public input that will shape the next five-year plan, and as a start we invite you to participate in this public-comment process by taking a brief survey [coming soon].
Should you require a printed copy of the survey, wish to provide additional written comments, or have questions about the public input process, please contact the Cultural Resources Division, Kansas Historical Society, 6425 SW 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615: 785-272-8681, ext. 240; firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2011-2016 Kansas Preservation Plan is the result of a planning process initiated by the Kansas Historical Society's Cultural Resources Division (CRD) with input from a variety of state and federal agencies, preservation organizations, and the public. The CRD carries out many preservation functions in Kansas, including assisting the State Historic Preservation Officer (SHPO) in assuring compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, implementing state and federal grant and tax credit programs, managing and maintaining the historic property and archeological site inventories for Kansas, interpreting the history and prehistory of the state as reflected by material culture, and developing and implementing educational programming for all Kansans. Many other organizations carry out preservation programs in Kansas; more information on those that participated in this plan and their preservation programs is presented in the plan.
The National Park Service approved the plan, and it was unveiled at the state preservation conference, June 1-3, 2011 in Topeka.
Anyone interested in preservation-related issues in Kansas is encouraged to share the plan with community leaders and organizations.