1920s view of downtown Norton
1920s view of downtown Norton, Kansas
Welcome to the Kansas Preservation Alliance, the nonprofit statewide historic preservation organization providing assistance to Kansas communities seeking to save their cultural landmarks. 


Don't forget, nominations for the Awards for Excellence must be postmarked by January 31, 2015.  This is your chance to honor preservation efforts from the past year. Click here for more information and to download a nomination form.


KPA is proud to announce its own "Kansas: This Place Matters" campaign.  We want to hear from you which places in Kansas have special meaning to you.  Click here for more details.


Major work will begin August 18th to restore the original roof line of the Nemaha County Temple of Honor, Endangered Places List 2013. The project will be paid for with local funds and when completed, allow the building to be eligible for possible future historic restoration grants.  With that in mind, the Nemaha County Historic Society is preparing a preliminary grant application for the restoration of the front portico and steps. Progress is being made to involve college age students to assist in the planning of this and possibly other upcoming Temple building repair and improvement projects.

On the grounds, an outdoor name sign and large flag pole are needed and word has gone out to community organizations for assistance. The M 7 Priest 105 mm Howitzer (often called 'the tank') and the 1864 Ordnance rifle (cannon) have been in place since early spring on the lawn. 


Inside the building, the basement restrooms are operational. Electrical outlets have been installed at floor level on the North and South walls of the main museum hall. These of course have been wired into the new service entrance installed last year. More electrical work will take place as   needs are determined.   A small military library has been started in the NW entrance of the building.  This has provided more useful space for research.  A jewelry case purchased from Macy's closeout will display military medals and awards in locked compartments.  The Nemaha County Historical Board invites the public to visit.  

Congratulations to all those involved and keep up the great work!

Upcoming Events:

- We are now accepting applications for the 2015 Awards for Excellence.  Use this opportunity to honor the efforts of fellow preservationists in your community.  Find the application here.

-Congratulations to all of our 2014 Awards for Excellence winners. Click here to see a press release with more information on our winners.

-The Kansas Dept. of Administration recently posted a news brief highlighting one of the 2014 Award recipients.  Click here to read more!

-KPA letter of support against demolition of the State of Kansas Docking Building.

-See the 2013 Annual Report.