Blue Rapids Museum receives grant

By The Mercury

The Kansas Humanities Council selected The Blue Rapids Museum in Blue Rapids as a “Hometown Teams” partner site. It will receive a grant of up to $1,500 to let local community members tell their story of sports and community.

The museum will join 17 museums, historical societies, libraries, and community organizations across the state in researching and documenting local sports stories as part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s “Hometown Teams” initiative.

The Kansas Humanities Council’s “Hometown Teams” partner site initiative explores the ways sports build and unite communities through exhibitions, oral history projects, and public programs.

“Hometown Teams” partner site projects will also take place in Cottonwood Falls, Eudora, Glasco, Great Bend, Hays, Hiawatha, Independence, Jetmore, La Cygne, Larned, Lawrence, Lyons, North Newton, Oakley, Pratt, and Wamego.

If you have Blue Rapids or Valley Heights sports information, memorabilia or pictures that you feel should be included in this exhibit, please contact Pat Osborne (785) 363-7949 immediately as plans are underway.

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