Historic Preservation Corporation
Historic Preservation Corporation was formed in 1994 to save the 1861 Rawlinson-Terwilliger home and the Maple Camp(Tourist Camp) complex from destruction. Our purpose is to do what we can to preserve, promote, tell and teach history and culture and to encourage appreciation for history and culture. We also hope to advance the public's Knowledge of Arts by our special programs and by combining the three subjects in our Arts' and History Center as it develops. We have started work on this center, but are currently seeking funds to complete it. We have other on-going projects here at Maple Camp. Historic Preservation Corp. is an IRC section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.
All contributions are tax deductable. Donations may be sent to: Historic Preservation Corporation at 803 West Main Street, Council Grove, KS 66846
Historic Preservation Corporation may collect names, addresses and phone numbers for the purpose of possible future communication regarding events, updates, current needs, progress reports, and projects.
If anyone wishes to contact Historic Preservation Corporation regarding their personal information or to request changes or corrections, please call 620-767-7986, or write to Historic Preservation Corporation at 803 West Main Street, Council Grove, KS 66846.
To keep personal information secure, Historic Preservation Corporation only retains hard copies that are filed away from public access.
Historic preservation Corporation does not share donor names, addresses or phone numbers with others.
To see the Historic Preservation Corporation's IRS form 990, go to Guidestar.org and type in, Historic Preservation Corporation, Council Grove, KS, and follow the instructions on the Guidestar site.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY
In the event that the Board of Directors is considering a business transaction in which a Board member or a member of their family or a business associate is a potential provider of the goods or services being considered, the Board shall assure that any such business transaction is made on an "arms-length" basis which does not favor the Board Member, or a member of their family or a business associate. To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, such a Board Member shall abstain from any vote or decision pertaining to such business transaction. Where feasible, efforts shall be made to secure bids or estimates from at least two other competitive sources for any business transactions in which a Board Member may appear to have a conflict of interest.
Historic Preservation Corporation Annual Report
1. BOARD MEMBERS:
President--Shirley Spittles, Office Manager at White Memorial Camp, Council Grove, KS, and for 25 years worked as Director of Field Services for North Central Flint Hills Area on Aging.
Vice President--Ken McClintock, B.S. Business Administration, Kansas State University: Juris Doctor, University of Kansas.
Secretary and Manager--Shirley McClintock, B.S. Nebraska Christian College: M.S. Elementary Education/Reading Specialist, Fort Hays State University.
Treasurer--Kathy Lamberson, BSME Kansas State University, Vocal & Band Teacher at Prairie Heights Middle & Elementary Schools.
Other Board Members are:
Sandra Hartman--Bookkeeper for Hartman Masonry, Council Grove, KS
Elie Williams, B.S. Fort Hays State University, Secondary Education, Math & Physical Education; M.S.,Emporia State University, Secondary Education: Math instructor 32 years: Substitute Teacher, currently retired.
Kelley Judd, Majored in Mathematics and Logic, Minored in Philosophy, Kansas State University: works as an Institutional Money Market Broker, Financial Consultant, and as an Institutional Money Market Broker, Financial Consultant, and Small Business Consultant.
The purposes and functions of this corporation shall be solely and exclusively to promote the general welfare of the citizens of the State of Kansas and visitors to the State of Kansas, by identifying and preserving, or assisting in identifying and preserving, historic, culture, sites, structures, and artifacts; by providing services in the interpretation of Kansas and world history and the education of the general public as to Kansas and world history through the conduct of public discussion groups, seminars, lectures, pageants, or other similar programs; by providing public displays of historic information or public museums; and by providing public displays of historical research and historic preservation information to persons or organizations, for the purpose of identifying and maintaining historic culture, sites, structures, and artifacts; and by disseminating information concerning the history of the State of Kansas and the world; and by encouraging, promoting, exhibiting, and providing education regarding, all categories of art, including visual, performing, dramatic, musical, literary, and other art forms.
3. YEARLY ON GOING PROGRAM SERVICES:
Historic Preservation Corporation operates a museum complex of eight buildings located along the Santa Fe Trail. The 1861 Rawlinson-Terwilliger Home, still stands, as when the trail was active, and houses the Trail Days Cafe & Museum. There, on display are artifacts, photographs, an Indian Pictograph and other historic materials. Amidst artifacts and displays, food is an important experience of the over 3,000 yearly visitors to the museum. Much historic research went into creating the menu, which includes information of Indian and ethnic groups who settled in the area. The food is created in such a way, that it provides an historic experience, as close as possible to tasting foods from the past. The volunteer staff interacts with visitors, educating them about history and culture and the food they are eating.
On the Property are two 1930 tourist cabins, forerunners of motels, and a 1943 cabin, the survivor of four built on the grounds during World War II, to house Herington Army Air Field personnel. A replica historic chicken house and pen, is stocked, Spring to Fall, with laying hens. The restored 1902 Field School house is visited by children and adults who learn about Country School. Education programs are presented here for Valentines Day and other events. A barn was constructed around the 1858 Atkinson Log House--the oldest wooden structure in Morris County. The 1947 Bakers Food Market is being converted into "Maple Camp Arts & History Center," a multi purpose auditorium, to be used for cultural, historic and artistic educational presentations showcasing the "Heart of the Flint Hills" area.
4. PROGRAM SERVICES ACCOMPLISHED IN 2017
In 2017, for program services, Historic Preservation Corporation provided a "Living History" experience for the public, by serving about 3000 people culturally Historic foods in the museum. Historic and cultural information was presented in an informal setting about the foods, artifacts, buildings, people, events and other historic or cultural topics by way of written materials, story telling, discussions, and other interactions. Some of the topics included American Indians, Santa Fe Trail , Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Revolutionary War, and many other historical or cultural topics. About 70% of the 3000 took time to explore the historic artifacts and written materials. Some of the public's responses can be seen on Trip Adviser, Google and Yelp.
In February Historic Preservation corporation conducted its' yearly Valentine event for about 25 people, where culture, history and art were presented in the form of music, drawings and other art work, drama and history information.
In July an historical event was held in the Dunlap Learning Academy, (former Dunlap Methodist Church) owned by the Morris County Historical Society in Dunlap, Ks, in co-operation with the Morris County Historical Society, where an historic old time church service was held and a chicken noodle meal was followed by a speaker and a slide presentation of the history of the community of Dunlap. About 80 people attended this event.
In November Historic Preservation Corp. hosted the yearly Veterans Day event where a special meal was served and a Career Soldier presented his experiences in the Gulf War, Iraq War, Afghanistan War and service in the Korea Demilitarized Zone. His wife also presented her perspective of being married to a career soldier. About 18 people attended this event.
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
IN NOVEMBER BOTH THE PRESIDENT, SHIRLEY SPITTLES, AND MANAGER, SHIRLEY MCCLINTOCK, ATTENDED THE KANSAS MUSEUMS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN MANHATTAN, KANSAS.
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR VICE PRESIDENT KEN MCCLINTOCK AND MANAGER SHIRLEY MCCLINTOCK ATTENDED THE CHAMBER BREAKFASTS WHERE SPEAKERS PRESENTED UPDATES AND HELPFUL INFORMATION.
THE PRESIDENT AND/ OR THE MANAGER ATTENDED AT LEAST THREE MEETINGS OF FLINT HILLS TOURISM COALITION.
THE MANAGER ATTENDED MOST MEETINGS OF THE MORRIS COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
THE VICE PRESIDENT ATTENDED MEETINGS RELATED TO THE HISTORIC KAW MISSION, THE SANTA FE TRAIL ASSOCIATION AND THE HISTORIC SITES CITY COMMITTEE
5. FINANCIAL FACTS FOR 2017
SOURCE OF FUNDS:
Grants & Memorials-------------------32,084.76
TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE-----------$85,488.92
PAID ON LOAN PRINCIPALS---$ 5,192.91
ENDING BALANCE-------------------$ 860.89
END OF YEAR NET ASSETS------------------$195,618.00