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Child Care Doalogue to answer st...

A Child Care Doalogue, organized and facilitated by the Kansas Sampler Foundatio...

Showcase counties for 2020 Big K...

Brown, Doniphan and Nemaha will be the next counties showcased in the Big Ka...

Big Kansas Road Trip to Showcase...

Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace in Northwest Kansas will be the showcase counties ...

Kansas Explorer Club

Kansas Explorer Club

Members of the Kansas Explorer Club receive 5-6 print newsletters a year full of things to see and do that are off the beaten path.

We Kan!

We Kan!

The Big Rural Brainstorm will be held March 7 in Newton in 2016.

Rural Culture Elements

Rural Culture Elements

The 8 rural culture elements are: architecture, art, commerce, cuisine, customs, geography, history and people! They help you see a place with new eyes.

8 Wonders

8 Wonders

Have you seen the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook? Let it guide you to all 216 Wonders!



Marci and WenDee, of the Kansas Sampler Foundation, are going to every (626) incorporated city in Kansas to research for the second edition of the Kansas Guidebook for Explorers.

Big Kansas Road Trip

Big Kansas Road Trip

The showcase counties are Cheyenne, Sherman and Wallace. The event will be held over four days, May 2-5, 2019.

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8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook

The guidebook is on sale now.  It will also be on sale at the Kansas Sampler Festival, May 7-8, Leavenworth.

Publisher: Kansas Sampler Foundation

Author: Marci Penner

Photographer: Harland J. Schuster, Morrill   harlandschuster.com

Graphic designer: Liz King Design (Liz King, Marci's sister)

Editor: Bobbie Pray, Lawrence

Printer: Mennonite Press, Newton   mennonitepress.com

Retail price: $29.95 (must be sold at this amount)

Find it: Retail shops statewide and at 8wonders.org

Physical description: 9x12”, soft laminated cover, spiral bound, over 800 color photos

Book weight: 3 pounds, 3 ounces

Limited run of hardbound books available only from KSF:  $55.
Hardback books bound by Koerperich Bookbinders, Selden   kbindery.com

Proceeds: The book revenue supports the projects of the non-profit Kansas Sampler Foundation whose mission is to preserve and sustain rural culture.   kansassampler.org

ISBN:  978-0-9765408-1-6

Library of Congress:  2011923042

Contact: Marci or WenDee at 620.585.2374; wendee@kansassampler.org