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Kansans Think Big at Statewide B...

More than 175 people from around the state gathered at the Meridian Event Center...

Kansas Sampler Festival coming u...

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

Springer named to Foundation boa...

The Kansas Sampler Foundation is very pleased to introduce Andrea Springer as ...

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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Mar 18, 2014 | Kansans Think Big at Statewide Brainstorm
More than 175 people from around the state gathered at the Meridian Event Center in Newton on March 14 to brainstorm innovative... ...
Mar 1, 2014 | Registration deadline nears for Big Rural Brainstorm
The deadline to register for the Big Rural Brainstorm is March 7. Organized by the Kansas Sampler Foundation and facilitated... ...
Feb 4, 2014 | Big Rural Brainstorm on March 14
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that the second Big Rural Brainstorm will be held Friday, March 14 from 10 a.m.-5:30... ...
Feb 2, 2014 | Kansas Sampler Festival coming up in May
The 25th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held in Wamego's city park on May 3 and 4.
 
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Aug 13, 2013 | Springer named to Foundation board
The Kansas Sampler Foundation is very pleased to introduce Andrea Springer as a new member of our board of directors.

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Aug 2, 2013 | Muscotah Wins on Joe Tinker Day
More than five hundred people lined Joe Tinker Field in Muscotah on July 27 to watch the Hodgeman Nine play the Cowtown... ...
Jul 15, 2013 | Classes for rural community promotion
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced upcoming classes for the "Rural Kansas: Come & Get It" project. Communities... ...
Jul 9, 2013 | Tinker relatives to attend game in Muscotah

Muscotah, a small town in western Atchison County, will... ...

Jun 28, 2013 | Vintage Baseball Game in Muscotah

Joe Tinker Day will be celebrated in Muscotah with a vintage baseball... ...

May 22, 2013 | Volunteers work on World's Largest Baseball
Forty-five volunteers and $5,800 worth of donations helped move the World's Largest Baseball closer to reality.

During... ...

May 7, 2013 | 2013 Kansas Sampler Festival in the books
Despite snow and bitter windy conditions during the set-up week, the Kansas Sampler Festival weekend brought sunshine and... ...
May 7, 2013 | 2013 We Kan! Awards Presented

The 21st annual We Kan! awards were presented May 4... ...

Mar 18, 2013 | We Kan! Conference a success
    More than 100 rural leaders, doers, and advocates from around the...
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Feb 21, 2013 | PowerUp Day on the Hill

If you are 21-39 and rural by choice, you're invited to be part of the PowerUp Day on the Hill in Topeka, March 6.

PowerUp ... ...

Jan 11, 2013 | Hopkins named to Kansas Sampler Foundation board
Kansas Sampler Foundation board of director's president, Shelia Lampe, announced that Christy Hopkins, Tribune, has been... ...
Aug 31, 2012 | Host announced for 2014-2015 Kansas Sampler Festival
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that Wamego will be the host for the 2014-2015 Kansas Sampler Festival. The event... ...
Jun 14, 2012 | ERV to go to every city in Kansas

Marquette was town number one. Six hundred twenty five to go. That's the goal for the Kansas Sampler Foundation, to go... ...

May 8, 2012 | 2012 We Kan! Awards Presented

The 20th annual We Kan! awards were presented May 5 at the Kansas Sampler Festival to ten people who help preserve and... ...

Apr 13, 2012 | A Festival Celebrating Kansas!

A FESTIVAL CELEBRATING KANSAS!

 Liberal's Light Park will be filled with community displays,... ...

Apr 13, 2012 | Festival Showcases Kansas Communities

FESTIVAL SHOWCASES KANSAS COMMUNITIES

Have you shopped at Brant's Meat Market in Lucas or eaten at... ...

Apr 5, 2012 | Kansas Celebration Approaches!
The 23rd annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 5-6 in Liberal's Light Park. If you want to get immersed in Kansas... ...
Feb 10, 2012 | 8 Wonders guidebook wins award

The Kansas Sampler Foundation was recently notified that their "8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook" won first place in the... ...

Feb 6, 2012 | Big Rural Brainstorm Generates Action

Two hundred Kansans attended the Big Rural Brainstorm at the Meridian Center in Newton on February 3-4. With an atmosphere... ...

Jan 10, 2012 | Montgomery named to KSF board
Kansas Sampler Foundation president Lynda Fort announced that Eric Montgomery has been named to the board of directors.

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Nov 11, 2011 | PowerUp meetings to be held statewide
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced a slate of November meetings to be held around the state for 21-39 year olds... ...
May 2, 2011 | Kansas Celebration Happens this Weekend
The 22nd annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 7 and 8 in Leavenworth. More than 150 cities from across the state... ...
Apr 18, 2011 | New guidebook spotlights Wonders of Kansas
The "8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook," the latest book published by the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation, is now found... ...
Apr 1, 2011 | We Kan! Conference a Success
More than 130 other community-doers and rural advocates met at the Webster Conference Center near Salina recently for the... ...
Jan 11, 2011 | 8 Wonders of Kansas Exhibit to Open in Abilene
The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene and the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership... ...
Oct 27, 2010 | 8 Wonders of Kansas People Announced
After six weeks of voting, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the results of the 8 Wonders of Kansas People contest.... ...
Sep 24, 2010 | Garnett auction item benefits KSF
The Kansas Sampler Foundation put out a call for outstanding getaway packages to be sold on E-bay as a fundraiser for the... ...
Aug 27, 2010 | Burlington is Restoration Capital
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that Burlington has been designated the Restoration Capital and Pressed Metal Ceiling... ...
Aug 20, 2010 | Liberal to host the 2012-2013 Festival
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced today that Liberal will be the host for the 2012-2013 Kansas Sampler Festival. The... ...
Jun 22, 2010 | Top 8 Wonders of Kansas History Announced!
After a record-setting 19,146 votes, the Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the top 8 Wonders of Kansas History. The following,... ...
Jun 2, 2010 | Rural Kansas: Come and Get It!
Cawker City got its name because Harrison Cawker won a poker game. In 1914 his daughter dedicated a memorial drinking fountain... ...
May 5, 2010 | We Kan! Award Winners
The eighteenth annual We Kan! awards were recently presented at the Kansas Sampler Festival to ten people who help preserve... ...
May 3, 2010 | 8,500 attend 2010 Festival
More than 8,500 people attended the 21st annual Kansas Sampler Festival held May 1-2 in Leavenworth despite a brief rain... ...
Apr 21, 2010 | Let the voting begin for History!
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced the 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas History. In alphabetical order they... ...
Apr 12, 2010 | A Festival That's All About Kansas!
The 21st annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 1-2 in Leavenworth at Ray Miller Park, 4201 South 4th Street. If... ...
Mar 24, 2010 | 8 Wonders to display at Eisenhower Library
The Eisenhower Presidential Library in Abilene and the Inman-based Kansas Sampler Foundation are pleased to announce a partnership... ...
Feb 22, 2010 | Marshall County is Trails Capital of Kansas
The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that the most recent addition to the "Capitals of Kansas" list is Marshall County... ...
Oct 22, 2009 | Soda Fountains are Wonderful!
The Kansas Sampler Foundation recently announced that soda fountains, as a group entry, were selected as one of the 8 Wonders... ...
Apr 13, 2009 | Kansas Celebration Approaches
The 20th annual Kansas Sampler Festival will be held May 2-3 in Concordia's city park. If you want to get immersed in Kansas... ...
Apr 10, 2009 | A Festival That's All About Kansas!

CONCORDIA. Thousands of Kansans will come to Concordia's city park on May 2 and 3 to celebrate... ...

Apr 18, 2008 | A Festival that is All About Kansas!
Thousands of Kansans will come to Concordia's City Park on May 3 and 4 to celebrate all that is Kansas. Over 130 Kansas communities... ...
Apr 18, 2008 | Plan Kansas Day Trips!
Labette County, Lawrence, Leavenworth, Lecompton, Liberal, Lincoln, Lindsborg, Linn County and Lucas. Those are just the... ...
Apr 18, 2008 | It's Time for the Kansas Sampler Festival!

Thousands of Kansans will come to Concordia's city park on May 3 and 4 to celebrate all that is Kansas. Over 130 Kansas communities... ...