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The 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held in Wamego's city park on Ma...

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Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorers Club

We Kan!

We Kan!

The 2014 Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 14 in Newton.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival

The Kansas Sampler Festival will be held in Wamego's city park May 3 & 4, 2014.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!

ERV

ERV

Kansas Sampler Foundation (KSF) will go to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook.

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Our Cause: Preserving and Sustaining Rural Culture

The Kansas Sampler Foundation is a public non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.

Our mission is to preserve, sustain, and grow rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and by networking and supporting rural communities.

The cause is to keep every town viable that shows the will and spirit to help itself.

Please support us as you can.

Our Goals

To educate Kansans about Kansas

  • The Kansas Sampler Festival annually provides communities an opportunity to provide the public a sample of what there is to see, do, hear, taste, buy, and learn in Kansas.

  • The Kansas Explorers Club inspires, educates and encourages the exploration and appreciation of Kansas...and to have fun doing it.

  • ERV is a journey to every incorporated city in Kansas (all 626) to research for the next Kansas guidebook and to observe the key elements in sustaining communities.
  • The 8 Wonders of Kansas contests featured the eight rural culture elements and involves the public in getting to know Kansas.  Now, you can find all 216 entries in the contests within the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook.

  • The "Get Kansas!" blog provides lessons in understanding rural Kansas.

To network and support rural communities

  • "Rural Kansas: Come and Get It" is a project to collectively promote rural communities by telling what we have and helping the world "get" us.           
  • The We Kan! network and newsletter connects rural community leaders and supporters statewide in efforts to strengthen towns at the grassroots level.

  • The We Kan! Conference helps rural communities be the best they can be at being themselves.

  • We Kan! awards are presented to ten recipients each year.

  • Explorer Tourism helps communities of any size attract explorer-types.

  • The Kansas Sampler Foundation acts as a clearinghouse of information for rural communities and often as a liaison with the media.