Topeka — Former U.S. Sen. Bob Dole, R-Kan., has donated $150,000 to the Kansas Historical Society, it was announced Friday.
The funds will be used for historical society programs, including the Fort Hays state historic site and the William Allen White House state historic site in Emporia.
“Senator Dole has personally contributed so much to the history of Kansas through his work and public service,” said historical society executive director Jennie Chinn. “We are humbled by his generosity, and are grateful for his support.”
Dole said, “I am proud of what the Kansas Historical Society is doing to preserve our heritage and our historic sites throughout the state, to educate ourselves and others about the important contributions of Kansans throughout our nation’s history, offer researchers and students what they need to do their important work and, finally, remind everyone of the values and sacrifices of Kansans that still help make this a great country.”