To capture, preserve, and celebrate President Obama's Kansas heritage, sense of family, and Midwestern values; to educate and inspire all children by using his ancestry as a model; and to share his family's local history with people across Kansas, the nation, and the world.
The President Obama Kansas Heritage Project (2009-present) is the work of a group of citizens from the greater Butler County area. Recognizing our civic duty to preserve a Presidential heritage, and honoring the role of Midwestern values in the strength of a nation, the group's current efforts are focused on collecting oral histories and artifacts, developing educational tools, and providing a website in order to make these resources available to the larger community. We invite individuals and groups who share our common concern to participate. Read more about the Project's History and Acknowledgements
This project is supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to promoting humanities programs across Kansas. More information is available at www.kansashumanities.org.