Kansas Sampler

Much learned at the We Kan! Conf...

One-hundred-forty-five people from 79 communities in Kansas attended the 2018 ...

We Kan! Conference to Take Place...

The Kansas Sampler Foundation announced that the biannual We Kan! Conference wil...

2017 We Kan! Award Winners Annou...

The 25th annual We Kan! awards were announced May 6, 2017 at the Kansas Sampler...

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 Barber, Comanche and Kiowa. The event will be held over four days, May 3-6, 2018.

Interested in
Sampler Storespurchasing the 8 Wonders of Kansas Guidebook?

Purchase it Here!
Kansas Sampler Web Log
email Signup
Kansas Sampler Web Log
Kansas Sampler Web Log
Social Links Follow us on Twitter Become a Fan On Facebook

Map Header
Kansas Sampler Events


Print Pageclick here to email this pageFacebookTwitter


See ya on the road for the Big Kansas Road Trip,       May 3-6, 2018 in Barber, Comanche and Kiowa Counties!   #bigkansasroadtrip

Learn more about what it took to produce this one of a kind guidebook.

Order today or find it at these Kansas locally owned retail location.

Want to know where we'll be doing book signings and programs? Check out the latest schedule.  Find guidebook corrections and other updates here.
To request a program or signing please contact Marci Penner at marci@kansassampler.org.

Learn more about our crowdfunding site,
Project We Kan!

Our Cause: Preserving and Sustaining Rural Culture

The Kansas Sampler Foundation is a public non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.

Our mission is to preserve, sustain, and grow rural culture by educating Kansans about Kansas and by networking and supporting rural communities.

The cause is to keep every town viable that shows the will and spirit to help itself.

Please support us as you can.

Our Goals

To educate Kansans about Kansas

To network and support rural communities

  • "Rural Kansas: Come and Get It" is a project to collectively promote rural communities by telling what we have and helping the world "get" us. We will begin classes after the guidebook is published.         
  • The We Kan! Network and newsletter connects rural community leaders and supporters statewide in efforts to strengthen towns at the grassroots level.

  • The We Kan Conference helps rural communities be the best they can be at being themselves.The Big Rural Brainstorm encourages people to think big about possibilities for their communities.

  • We Kan! awards are presented to ten recipients each year.

  • Explorer Tourism helps communities of any size attract explorer-types.

  • The Kansas Sampler Foundation acts as a clearinghouse of information for rural communities and often as a liaison with the media.