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Research duo completes statewide...

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The 23rd annual We Kan! awards were announced May 2, 2015 at the Kansas Sampler...

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.

Kansas Sampler Festival

Kansas Sampler Festival

The 2016 Kansas Sampler Festival will be held on May 7-8 in Winfield at Island Park.

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.

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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 to display the 8 Wonders of Kansas in an exhibit designed to help celebrate Kansas' sesquicentennial in 2011.

The plan is for the exhibit to be open to the public from Kansas Day (January 29) 2011 through the summer. There is no admission charge to tour the library exhibits.

Displays will feature the top 8 Wonders in the contested rural culture element categories of Architecture, Art, Commerce, Cuisine, Customs, Geography, History, and People, plus the overall 8 Wonders of Kansas. The additional 16 finalists in each contest will be recognized.

Foundation director Marci Penner said, "Because of the vision of Director Karl Weissenbach, tens of thousands of people will get to see exhibits that feature some of Kansas' best found in unincorporated towns to our largest cities. In one fantastic venue, the focus will be on the diversity and highlights of Kansas. This exhibit will no doubt inspire an increased enthusiasm to explore Kansas!"