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Kansas Humanities Co. gives thumbs up to South Hoisington project

Tracy Aris and Karen Neuforth field questions by audience members about the recently completed Kansas Humanities Council Heritage Grant project, “South Hoisington: Stories from the other side of the tracks,” Monday night. The presentation at the Barton County Historical Society Museum drew ...

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Murl Reidel, Director of Grants with the Kansas Humanities Council, felt the story of South Hoisington was a unique story that had not been heard before.  So, when the Barton County Historical Society applied for a Heritage Grant to collect and preserve the oral histories of former residents of the now razed town, he was excited to make that partnership possible.

Monday night, when members of the “South Hoisington project” presented their final report to an audience of over 50 members and visitors, he wasn’t disappointed.  
“It’s a fantastic story,” said Tracy Aris, Project Coordinator.  “Every time we ...

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