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Capital Campaign

Honor · Educate · Inspire

This is the Kansas Historical Foundation’s Honor · Education · Inspire Capital Campaign for new exhibits for the Kansas Museum of History. Exciting changes are coming to the museum, which opened in 1984. Major renovations are currently underway with a planned reopening in 2025. This major renovation includes exciting updates to the Museum Lobby and Museum Store. We are grateful to the many contributors who have supported this project. That capital campaign project is complete. There is still time to join in this important legacy for future generations of Kansans.

Campaign Milestones

Hansen Foundation - Major Gift Announcement - November 1, 2019

Sunderland Foundation, Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BSNF) Railway Foundation - Major Gift Announcement - November 6, 2020

Security Benefit  - Major Gift Announcement - January 20, 2021

Future of KansasCampaign brochure (PDF)

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Request a presentation or updates on the project.
Contact: Derenda Mitchell
CEO & Director, Kansas Historical Foundation
785-272-8681, ext, 201

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Honor · Educate · Inspire Capital Campaign Donors

These generous donors made it possible for the Kansas Museum of History to complete its capital campaign. Thank you to those who are helping to preserve Kansas history for future generations!

Cornerstone Club   Benefactor Club   1875 Club
($1 million+)   ($20,000+)   ($4,000+)
Dane G. Hansen Foundation |   | Donita and Jim Barone
Sunderland Foundation | Paul and Phyllis Buchanan | Carl and Willynda Holmes
  | W. Walter Menninger | Kansas Masonic Foundation
  | Gerald and Mary Jayne Nice Estate | Jennie and James Rose
  | John and Barbara Stauffer    
Leadership Club       1875 Club
($300,000+)       ($3,000+)
Anonymous     | Tom and Kathy Ellis
Merle and Ruby Chaney Trusts     | James and Kathy Maag
      | Michael Stubbs
      | Richard and Ann Walker
      | Dave Webb
Vanguard Club   Pioneer Club   1875 Club
($250,000+)   ($15,000+)   ($2,000+)
Burlington Northern
Santa Fe Railway Foundation
| Bostick Trust | Conkling-Hussey Trust
Lewis H. Humphreys
Charitable Trust, Bank of America Trustee
| Evergy, Inc. | James R. and Victoria Hanni
Marie McMinn Estate     | Ron Davis
Marty and Mary Vanier     | Anne Hodgdon Foundation
      | Linda P. Jeffrey
      | Walmart Stores, Inc., and
Sam’s Club Foundation
Patron Club   Pioneer Club   1875 Club
($200,000+)   ($10,000+)   ($1,000+)
Bart and Mary Davidson Cohen Charitable Trust | Dudley Donahue | Anonymous
  | Shelia and Ken Frahm | Marcia and Ted D. Ayres
    Hal and Mary Lou Ross | Robert Beren
    Austin Turney | Margie Braden
    Jack and Rhoda Wisman | Shelley Hickman Clark and James Clark
      | Nancy L. Cole
      | Jeff Davis
Heritage Club   Founders Club | Jane Deterding
($100,000+)   ($5,000+) | Fitzpatrick and Francis Family Foundation
Anonymous | Charles Frickey | John and Marcia Golden
Willard J. and Mary G.
Breidenthal Foundation
| Steve and Nina Haught | Sally Dorr Hatcher
Capitol Federal Foundation | Michael Heaston | Paul and Jeannie Hoferer
Anderson Chandler | Wayne Hemmen | Reed Hoffman
Carl and Mary Ice | Vicky Henley | William and Jennifer Kassebaum
Security Benefit Life Charitable Trust | Wayne and Lidia Hook-Gray | John and Sharon Koepke
  | Susy Miner
(IMO Craig Miner)
| Joseph Lake
  | Paul Stuewe and
Beth Wasson
| Denise Litton
      | Karen and Andrew Linn
      | William and Elaine McKale
      | Derenda Mitchell
Pacesetter Club     | Barb and Steve Morris
($50,000+)     | Shirley Morrow
Bob and Elizabeth Dole     | Barbara Nordling
Nancy Landon Kassebaum     | David Orr
William and Linda Graves     | John Pinegar
John and Sophia Mallon     | Rich Porter
      | Robert and Laura Reeder
      | James and Lissa Layng Reynolds
Benefactor Club     | Mel and Karen Robinson
($25,000+)     | Eric and Kathleen Sexton
Baughman Foundation     | Clyde and Nancy Toland
Don and Janet Chubb     | Treanor Architects
Bruce G. Cochener Foundation     | Mary Turkington
J. Eric Engstrom     | Woman’s Kansas Day Club
Dean and Pam Ferrell        
Ross Foundation        
Alicia and John Salisbury        
Dena and Ed Sattler