Heritage Conservation Council
This page contains information on the Heritage Conservation Council of Douglas County, Kansas.
- What is the purpose of the council?
- Who is on the council?
- When does the council meet?
- Where can I find more information about the Heritage Conservation Grant Program?
- Where can I find more information about the natural, cultural and historic surveys of Douglas County?
What is the purpose of the council?
- Natural & Cultural Heritage Taskforce: 2011 Final Report (PDF format)
- Resolution 11-19 (PDF format)
Who is on the council?
Council members include:
- John Bradley (Chair)
- Shelley Hickman Clark
- Dennis Domer
- Ken Grotewiel
- Julia Manglitz
- Larry McElwain
- Gary Price
- Jeannette Blackmar
- Lynne Zollner
- Ken Grotewiel
When does the council meet?
The Heritage Conservation Council meets the first Thursday of the month at 7:00 p.m. in the Douglas County Courthouse, 1100 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, Kansas.
Where can I find more information about the Heritage Conservation Grant Program?
2013 Natural and Cultural Heritage Grant Applications
Heritage grant applications will be accepted through Friday, March 15, 2013 by 5:00 p.m. Documents related to the 2013 heritage grant program include the Application Form, Grant Guidelines, Project Agreement, Interim Report Template and Final Report Template. These documents may be accessed below:
- Grant Guidelines (PDF format)s
- Project Agreement (PDF format)
- Interim Report Template (PDF format)
- Final Report Template (PDF format)
For questions, contact Jeannette Blackmar, Heritage Conservation Council Coordinator at email@example.com or (785) 330-2878.
Summary of Heritage Grants Received
This document contains a summary list of grants applications received by the Heritage Conservation Council in the past:
- Summary of 2012 Heritage Grants Received (PDF format)
- Summary of 2011 Heritage Grants Received (PDF format)
Below is a list of funded grants from the Heritage Conservation Council in 2012:
- Clearfield Community Historical Society (File size: 5.19 MB; PDF format)
- Clinton Lake Historical Society (File size: 4.87 MB; PDF format)
- Eudora Area Historical Society (File size: 26.3 MB; PDF format)
- Lecompton Historical Society (File size: 20.3 MB; PDF format)
- Midland Railway Historical Association (File size: 4.38 MB; PDF format)
- Watkins Community Museum of History (File size: 6.01 MB; PDF format)
Below is a list of funded grants from the Heritage Conservation Council in 2011:
- Eudora Main Street: Renovation of 720 and 722 Main Street Development of Eudora Community Museum (File size: 31.8 MB; PDF format)
- Robert Hall Pearson Farmhouse Rehabilitation (File size: 19.9 MB; PDF format)
- Clearfield School: With Restoration on Interior and Exterior, Make Clearfield School a Heritage Visitor's Stop (File size: 2.89 MB; PDF format)
- Eudora Main Street: Signage for Historic Buildings on Main Street (File size: 5.12 MB; PDF format)
- Hamilton Conservation Easement (File size: 4.99 MB; PDF format)
- Heritage Trees of Douglas County, Kansas (File size: 228 KB; PDF format)
- Lawrence Preservation Alliance: Protecting Cultural Heritage through Listing on the National Register of Historic Places (File size: 15.4 MB; PDF format)
- Lecompton Historical Society: Relocation of 1892 Lecompton City Jail (File size: 2.26 MB; PDF format)
- Vinland Presbyterian Church Building, Exterior Preservation (File size: 3.75 MB; PDF format)
- Wakarusa River Valley: Museum Addition to Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum (File size: 7.87 MB; PDF format)
Where can I find more information about the natural, cultural and historic surveys of Douglas County?
2013 Public Meetings in Wakarusa and Kanwaka Townships Concerning Surveys
For the first phase, the Council identified Eudora and Kanwaka Townships to be surveyed. The survey of Eudora and Kanwaka Townships is an opportunity to document the resources of two rural townships in Douglas County that are undergoing rapid development and change. The survey and inventory will aid the Lawrence/Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Department in the identification of natural, cultural, and historic resources as outlined in the Preservation Plan element of Horizon 2020. The survey fieldwork was conducted during the spring and summer of 2012 by preservation historians, Dale Nimz and Susan Ford.
Historic preservation is essentially a local activity. Because of the number of properties surveyed, the involvement of area residents was crucial. The project team leaders worked actively to involve residents and property owners in determining which properties and natural resources should be surveyed and to solicit information from local historians and property owners. Overall, the consultants surveyed approximately 168 properties in Eudora and Kanwaka Townships and inventoried more than 400 buildings, structures, and landscape features.