Friends of Kaw Heritage

Kaw Councils 2015

Kaw Councils 2015 
The Kaw Nation: Then and Now

The Kaw Councils 2015 educational program series, now celebrating it's 24th year, will be presented on Sundays at 2 pm at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site in Council Grove.  Four presentations follow the theme The Kaw Nation: Then and Now.    See Flier

The Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc. (FKH) and the Kansas Historical Society sponsor Kaw Councils 2015.

Free refreshments compliments of FKH. Open to the public.  Regular admission fee of $3 for adults and $1 for children applies.  For information, contact the mission or call 620-767-5410.

The Membership Drive is On!
Now is the time to renew your membership or become a new member.  It's easy to do - just fill out and mail in the Membership Form.


Members will receive a quarterly newsletter,
Tah Po Ska.

January 2015 (pdf)
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Kansas State Historical Society

An Intersection of Cultures
Includes information about the Kaw Mission, the Kaw Nation, and Council Grove, Kansas.

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Current Events 2015
The State of the Kaw Nation in 2003Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00pm.Betty Durkee, Historic Preservation Officer, Kaw Nation in 2003. Video and refreshments in the Education Center

Kansas Day Commemoration
Saturday, January 24, 2015, 1:30 – 3:00pm.
The video, The Kaw Nation: State of the Nation in 2003, will be shown in the education center at the Kaw Mission State Historic Site. Featuring Betty Durkee, Historical Preservation Officer for the Kaw Nation in 2003.

ends of Kaw Heritage General Membership
Annual Meeting

Sunday, February 8, 2:00 pm
The Kaw Nation: Then and Now 
Presented by Elaine Dailey Huch, Kaw Nation Chair.

Kaw Councils 2015

Kanza Culture: Regalia and Kaw Culture
Sunday, March 29, 2pm
Presented by: Ken Bellmard, JD, Director of Government Relations, Kaw Nation.


Forensic Anthropology, Tribal Historic Preservation and the Kaw Nation
Sunday, April 12, 2pm
Presented by: Crystal Roberts Douglas, Museum Director and Historic Preservation Officer, Kaw Nation.


Chris Pappan: Homecoming
Sunday, April 26, 2pm
Presented by: Chris Pappan, Kaw Artist
An exhibition of his artwork will be shown in the Kaw Mission education center after the presentation.


The Kanza Language: Then and Now
Sunday, May 3, 2pm  
Presented by: Justin McBride, Director, Kaw Language Program, Kaw Nation.

More Current Events

Dedication of Kaw Nation Dance Arbor
Saturday, April 25, 3:00 pm
View Flier       View Map

Washunga Days Festival

June 19-20
Powwow at New Dance Arbor at Allegawaho Park
Friday, June 19  6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Saturday, June 20  6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Directions and Flier   

Annual Band Day Concert
August Date TBD

Annual Holiday Open House 

December Date TBD


Archives for Past Events

2015 Officers and Board of Directors
David Bayer, President
Sharon Haun, Vice-President, Powwow & Voices Chair 
Della Orton, Secretary
Cheryl Kincaid, Treasurer, 
   Membership Chair

Max & Ruth Amos
Sharon Bayer
Don & Peg Jenkins
Fay Laughridge
Ken Stiebben
Malcolm Strom

Purpose:   The purpose of the Friends of Kaw Heritage, Inc., is to promote and support the preservation and interpretation of the Kaw Mission State Historic Site and the history of the Kaw Indians in the Council Grove area by providing supplemental funding, volunteer services, advocacy, public relations assistance, community involvement and educational services. Founded in 1993, FKH has a membership of over 140.