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The Big Kansas Road Trip (BKRT) will take place in Barber, Comanche and Kiowa ...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

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

Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Barber, Comanche and Kiowa. The event will be held over four days, May 3-6, 2018.

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KANSAS EXPLORER CLUB MEMBERS, join us for some fun!
 
Picnic at a horse polo match, Haysville, Sunday, September 30, 11 a.m.  No admission charge.  THIS IS A DATE CHANGE since the newsletter! Register here.
Underground Tours and More, Ellinwood, Saturday, November 10, 5 p.m.  $30 for members; $48.61 for non-members.  Click here for more details.  Register here.
 

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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 and sustain rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and networking and supporting rural communities.

The goal 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

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. We will begin classes after the guidebook is published.         
  • 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.The Big Rural Brainstorm encourages people to think big about possibilities for their communities.

  • 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.