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HISTORIC PRESERVATION CORPORATION

Historic Preservation Corporation founder, Shirley McClintock

with husband and historian, Ken McClintock

Historic Preservation Corporation was formed in 1994 to save the Rawlinson-Terwilliger hime 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 if the arts by our special programs and by combing the three subjects in our Arts' and History Center as it continues to develop. We have other on-going projects here at Trail Days Historic Site. Historic Preservation Corporation is an IRS section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.

All contributions are tax deductible.

MISSON

 

Our mission is to educate citizens of the State of Kansas and visitors to the State of Kansas in history, art, and culture 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 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.

 

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 Trail Days Café and Museum. On display are artifacts, photographs, an Indian pictograph, and other historic materials. Amidst artifacts and displays, food is an important experience for the over 3,000 yearly visitors to the museum. Much historical research went into creating the menu, which includes information on 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, culture, and the food they are eating.

On the property are two 1930s tourist cabins, forerunners of motels, and a 1943 cabin, the survivor of four built on the grounds during World War II, and housed Herington Army Airfield 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 schooling. A barn was constructed around the 1858 Atkinson Log House -- the oldest wooden structure in Morris County, Kansas. The 1947 Baker's Food Market has been converted into the Trail Days Arts & History Center in 2023. This is a multipurpose auditorium, used for cultural, historic, and artistic educational presentations showcasing the Flint Hills. 

HPC BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Shirley McClintock

Founder / Treasurer / Manager Shirley is retired. She taught special reading at Dodge City and Council Grove, Kansas. She received a B.S. from Nebraska Christian College, Norfolk, NE and an M.S. in elementary school education / reading specialist from Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas.

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Ken McClintock

Secretary Ken is retired and has been a lawyer and a judge. He graduated with a B.S. in business administration from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas and achieved his Juris Doctor from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.

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Mark Lamberson

Vice President Mark is retired. He worked for Rex Materials in Council Grove, Kansas. Mark has two years of experience as an aerospace mechanic with LMI Aerospace. He was a supervisor for Schwan's Home Service for 23 years. He has experience as a station manager in telecommunications. He has been a trained EMT and a police officer. Mark attended Manhattan Christian College and Kansas State University from 1981-1983. He graduated from Manhattan Area Vocational School in heating and air conditioning technology in 1984.

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Kathy Lamberson

President Kathy is a vocal and band teacher at Prairie Heights Middle and Elementary Schools, USD 417. She graduated with a B.S. in music education from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas.

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Kelley Judd

Kelley Judd's 45-year career spans business, finance, technology, sales and marketing. He founded a digital and cloud services company, backed innovative ventures in fuel cells and soil remediation, and co-owns a provisional patent in the personality assessment field. He is the founder of QMI, an leading-edge Admin/HR tool designed for improved communication, productivity, personnel placement, and hiring. ​ Kelley is deeply invested in the community and historical preservation, volunteering with various organizations and serving on multiple committees, and is Treasurer of the Morris County Historical Society. He is also working on registering his family home on the National Register of Historic Places, underscoring his commitment to preserving history.

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Angel Cushing

Angel is a livestock producer near Allen, Kansas. She graduated in 1993 from Central Community College,, Hastings, NE with an associates degree in Lithgrograph.

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Thomas Cushing

Originally a resident of Inland, NE, he graduated from high school in Trumbill, NE and then attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, NE. He joined the Army reserve in 1990 as a lightweight vehicle mechanic. He served in Germany during Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and in the Korean DMZ. He served three tours in Iraq as a motor sargeant for signal company. He served six months in Afghanistan. His final serivce was at Fort Riley, KS, prior to retirement at combat disabled in 2015. He was then employed by Kansas Wildlife and Parks at Pamona State Park until employed by S&S Propane Co., which was succeeded by MFA Oil Co., Emporia, Kansas, where Tom was plant manager.

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Zoey Bond

Zoey has been in marketing and sales for over 25 years. She is an entrepreneur, and together with her husband, is co-owner of Ad Astra Directive, a marketing firm that specializes in grassroots marketing specifically for rural small businesses and non-profits. Zoey is also the executive director of the Council Grove Area Trade & Tourism Association. She has two young sons, Truman and Archer that are her pride and joy.

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YOU?

We're always on the lookout for board members and volunteers. If you are passionate about Flint Hills art, history, and culture and looking to donate your time and talents, reach out!

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CORPORATION
STATISTICS

Here is a breakdown of our visitors...

2021

Guests from 96+ miles away... 1,492 (50%) 

 

Our Guests represented...

Kansas Counties (of 105)...64 (61%)  

Kansas Towns... 185

USA States (of 50)... 45 (90%)

World Countries... 11

Population Segments...

Families... 540 (18%)

Groups... 690 (23%)

Singles... 100 (3%)

Couples... 604 (20%)

Ages & Genders...

Infant to 10 years old... 95 (3%)

11 to 18 years old... 127 (4%)

Men... 1191 (40%)

Women... 1587 (53%)

2022

Guests from 96+ miles away... 1,346 (54%) 

 

Our Guests represented...

Kansas Counties (of 105)... 60 (57%)  

Kansas Towns... 165

USA States (of 50)... 40 (80%)

World Countries... 10

Population Segments...

Families... 436 (17%)

Groups... 1,351 (54%)

Singles... 155 (6%)

Couples... 1,106 (45%)

Ages & Genders...

Infant to 10 years old... 76 (3%)

11 to 18 years old... 108 (4.5%)

Men... 966 (38.5%)

Women... 1,351 (54%)

2023 (COMING SOON)

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HISTORIC PRESERVATION CORPORATION
ANNUAL GOALS

2022

  • Complete the renovation work on the Trail Days Arts & History Center.

  • Work to create a film on "Bison in the Flint Hills" and Alma, KS. Locate and set up exhibits for the Trail Days Arts & History Center and do preparations to open as soon as possible.

  • Do a fundraising Valentine Event on February 14th.

  • Do needed repairs and improvements to the property.

  • Review the strategic plan.

  • Meet all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau.

  • Continue our daily program services at Trail Days Cafe & Museum.

  • Fundraising & Membership : Mark, Angel, and Zoey create and set the plan in place.

  • Work on learning and helping to sustain the operations at Trail Days Cafe & Museum : Mark and Kathy

  • Possible Veterans Day Event.

2023

  • Complete the renovation work on the Trail Days Arts & History Center.

  • Work to create a film on "Bison in the Flint Hills" and Alma, KS. Locate and set up exhibits for the Trail Days Arts & History Center and do preparations to open as soon as possible.

  • Do a fundraising Valentine Event on February 14th.

  • Do needed repairs and improvements to the property.

  • Review the strategic plan.

  • Meet all 20 standards of the Better Business Bureau.

  • Continue our daily program services at Trail Days Cafe & Museum.

  • Fundraising & Membership : Mark, Angel, and Zoey create and set the plan in place.

  • Work on learning and helping to sustain the operations at Trail Days Cafe & Museum : Mark and Kathy

  • Possible Veterans Day Event.

2024 (coming soon)

DONATE

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Does our mission resonate with you?

If the answer is yes, show your support with a donation.

Any amount helps us to keep the history, arts, and culture of the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas alive! Donations can also be mailed to:

HISTORIC PRESERVATION CORPORATION

803 West Main Street

Council Grove, KS 66846

Thanks for submitting!

Be a part of keeping Art, History, and Culture alive here along the Santa Fe Trail in the Heart of the Flint Hills by contributing to us.

 

We are an IRC section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation.

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