Dr. Thomas Jorsch, professor in the Bethany College Department of History and Political Science, will serve as director of a collaborative project between the McPherson County Old Mill Museum in Lindsborg and the College. The digital humanities project, “Lindsborg During World War I: Service, Sacrifice, and Dissent,” was recently awarded a grant of $3,223 from the Kansas Humanities Council.
“Once completed, this collaborative project will tell the story of how World War I affected people in Lindsborg,” Dr. Jorsch said. “The digital nature of the project will make it easily accessible to anybody as a tool to learn about the past and promote discussion about the varied ways people and a community respond to war.”
According to Julie Mulvihill, executive director of the Kansas Humanities Council, the Heritage grants encourage the preservation of local cultural resources. “This project is an innovative way to explore the impact the of war on Lindsborg residents through World War I artifacts, photographs, and other primary resources.”