12 Sites Across the State to Benefit from Fundraising Tax Credits

PARTNERSHIP HISTORIC SITES PROGRAM APPROVES $200,000 IN TAX CREDITS

TOPEKA, KS—The Kansas Historical Society announced that Partnership Historic Sites tax credits have been granted to 12 historic Kansas sites for the 2009 fiscal year.

Of the $345,000 in requests, $200,000 in tax credits will be awarded to:

· Coffeyville Historical Society, Inc., for the Brown Mansion, $25,000 · Douglas County Historical Society for the Watkins Community Museum of History, $10,000 · Franklin County Historical Society, Inc. for the Deitrich Cabin, $2,500 · Glasco Community Foundation, for the Glasco Downtown Historic District, $10,000 · Kansas Historical Society, for Goodnow House State Historic Site, $10,000; for Grinter Place State Historic Site, $10,000; for William Allen White House State Historic Site, $20,000; and $30,000 for State Historic Site general operations and endowment · Leavenworth County Historical Society for the Carroll House, $25,000 · Pioneer Bluffs Foundation for the Pioneer Bluffs Ranch Historic District, $10,000 · Railroad Heritage, Inc., for the Great Overland Station, $35,000 · The Black Jack Battlefield Trust for the Black Jack Battlefield, $12,500

The Partnership Historic Sites program seeks to recognize and aid non-profit organizations that are making a contribution to Kansas history and its interpretation. Qualifying organizations across the state may apply to be a Partnership Site, thus making them eligible for the Partnership Historic Sites Tax Credits. The program allows partnership sites additional opportunities for the preservation and interpretation of Kansas history. Donors making gifts to these sites receive a tax credit equal to 50% of their donation.


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