What is JCKHF?
The Johnson County Kansas Heritage Foundation (JCKHF) is a collective body including registered non-profit organizations, registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, organized for historical and cultural preservation, education and advocacy activities in Johnson County, Kansas. A Board of Directors consisting of representatives from affiliate member organizations, including several members-at-large, manages it. JCKHF shall administer a Grants Program designed to accept contributions from private and public sector sources. The program will allow funding to support its mission by providing periodic grant awards to various affiliate member organizations.
For decades, independently chartered historical associations, societies and preservation groups have functioned by their own resources to preserve the history of Johnson County. Their achievements are proven through historic landmarks and educational programming designed to educate the public and inspire youth of today.
As advocates these organizations are committed to their mission of preserving the past and advocating for the public’s interest. Johnson County Kansas Heritage Foundation invites public and private sectors, including the educational institutions of our community, to join us as Partners in Preservation. Together, the preservation of the full heritage and historic record of Johnson County, Kansas is assured.
JCKHF Affiliates preserve Johnson County Kansas historical and cultural events, and histories through education and advocacy. We are working hard to research and preserve the diverse and often forgotten history of our county. Historical facts do not change, but perceptions, evidence and commentary become relevant for all of us in today’s world.