At the 2009 Kansas State Conference, there were two round table discussions about planning for the future of preservation in Kansas and preservation advocacy. The Kansas State Historical Society (SHPO) has limited advocacy ability. We as Kansas preservationists need to organize and advocate for preservation through local preservation groups and through Kansas Preservation Alliance ( In order to continue the discussion about building a preservation ethic and getting the community involved in preservation (and vice versa) a Facebook group has been created. It is open to all who are interested in the preservation of Kansas's unique cultural and historic resources:

Also, Kansas State Historical Society has developed a listserv so that people interested in Kansas preservation issues can stay in touch and discuss what is going on in the preservation community. Please join Preserving Kansas: