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Gordon Parks Museum receives Arts and Culture grant from CFSEK


FORT SCOTT, Kan. — An Arts and Culture grant through the Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas helped support the 20th Annual Gordon Parks Celebration, which will be held Oct. 5 through Oct. 7 at the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Scott. 

“We are very thankful to be part of this grant. This is our 20th year of the Annual Gordon Parks Celebration and we are excited to celebrate the upcoming three days full of wonderful events with everyone. The celebration is a great way to honor Gordon Parks legacy.” said Kirk Sharp, Executive Director of the Gordon Parks Museum.” 

The celebration is in honor of Fort Scott native Gordon Parks, who was a noted photographer, writer, musician, and filmmaker. The celebration will feature several events to include presentations, special events, tours, music performance, barbeque and a celebration tribute dinner for the presentation of The Choice of Weapons Award established in Parks’ honor to be given annually at the celebration. 

The schedule of events is available at the Gordon Parks Museum or online at gordonparkscenter.org and on their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fsccGPmuseum/. This event is for everyone and open to the public. 

The Community Foundation of Southeast Kansas hosts individual charitable funds created by donors who have a passion for giving back to their community. Grants from these funds assist people throughout Southeast Kansas and beyond. Call the Foundation at 620-231-8897 with questions about the Community Foundation.