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. 


On Wednesday, May 13, 2015, the Independence City Commission and Independence School Board both voted not to allow any fundraising for the preservation of Shulthis Grandstand, and voted for the destruction of the grandstand.  Both had previously voted to allow fundraising for destructive remodeling of the grandstand but were not successful in finding donors to pledge money for their plans.  No preservation plan has been created or considered as an option, and they refused to consider an offer to place the grandstand into the hands of a private restoration foundation.

We need your help to save this important site in our nation's history.  Please show your concerns by writing letters of support to local legislators and by signing the online petition. 

Follow our Facebook page or the "Save Shulthis Stadium" for more information and ways to help.
Save the Date for the
2015 Kansas Preservation Conference

October 7th and 8th
Hilton Garden Inn Manhattan
Receive a special conference rate:
Reserve a room online and use group code "KSPA"
Or call 785-532-9116 and mention KPA

More details to come!


Local preservationists have put together a list of "Talking Points" to help guide discussions about fate of the Docking State Office Building.  These include information on the historic significance, current conditions, and financial information.  Learn the important points and get involved! 

Upcoming Events:

- The Kansas Sampler Fest will be held May 2-3 in Wamego Kansas.  Join us to see what make Kansas unique, and be sure to stop by the KPA booth!

- The Awards for Excellence will be held May 8th at the Kansas Statehouse.  Help us honor the preservation efforts and projects from across the state.