A $10,000 grant to the Nicodemus Historical Society and Museum will assist with the 20th anniversary celebration of its designation as a National Park.
The historically rich community of Nicodemus has been a designated National Park since 1996, but little has been physically done to the location to coincide with that designation until recently. Working together with the National Park Service, twelve Wayside Exhibit markers (signs) will be installed in and around the historic buildings, including the St. Francis Hotel, the Post Office, the A.M.E. Church and Township Hall. Other buildings are in negotiations for the easements necessary for façade easements.
Funds from the Hansen Foundation will be used at the discretion of the Historical Society to complete additional renovations to the museum. Plans include installing new bathrooms, a new roof and siding.
The celebration of the 20th anniversary of the national Park designation is ongoing throughout the year. For more information on Nicodemus as a National Park, visit nicodemuskansas.org.