Lost Kansas: Recovering the Stories of Places and People Going Home: Hidden Histories of the Flint Hills

Contact: blynn@k-state.edu


Extensive, collaborative historical research on nearly forgotten communities has resulted in both permanent online and print publications. Student researchers receive direct mentoring from community members and those members in turn find new value and purpose in the preservation of their community’s material culture. Past and continuing collaborations have been mutually recognized with federal grants, awards, presentations, exhibits, new student scholarships and a profound sense of accomplishment in the recovery and public celebration of our shared legacy as Kansans.

Program Partners:

Chapman Center for Rural Studies, College of Arts and Sciences and many historical societies and museums.

Institutional Impact Area(s):

K-State students perform primary research to preserve the memory of Kansas's lost locales.


K-State students, K-State faculty and Kansans.