Grant Stories

Coalition promotes areas of state with limestone construction

The Kansas Post Rock Limestone Coalition was formed with the mission of providing education and tourism to promote, preserve and protect the history, art and architecture of the region that includes the Greenhorn Limestone formation in central and western Kansas.

One goal is to make the area, including 10 counties served by the Dane G. Hansen Foundation, a destination tourism region for international and out-of-state visitors. Another is to develop educational materials about the unique limestone structures throughout the region.

Grant funding was used to develop a traveling trunk and curriculum about limestone fenceposts for use in schools. Educational exhibit panels were constructed for display at festivals and events. The costs of a Fort Hays State University student intern were paid, and marketing materials and a sightseeing map/field guide were distributed.