Howard National Bank Project

"Preserving Our Past For Our Future"



The Elk County Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 created for the purpose of restoring landmark buildings in Elk County, Kansas. Our first project is the Howard National Bank in Howard.

Howard National Bank



Worth Saving

The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worth of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources. Inclusion on the National Register allows the Elk County Preservation Society to receive help obtaining preservation benefits and incentives.

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Just a quick update on the progress of the Bank February of last year (2023), we were awarded a $90,000 Heritage Trust Fund Grant from the Kansas State Historical Society. In June of last year, Elk County Community Foundation had a matching fund fundraiser and Elk County Preservation Society was the recipient of approximately $40,000 from that, we combined the money from those 2 grants and went out for bids to secure the South wall and repoint stonework. Bids were let in February 2024 and work on that project will start soon. This is a huge project and we can only tackle what we have funds for.We have a website at We are continuously applying for Grants and hope to start showing some progress soon.If you would like to be a part of this process, reach out to any of our Board Members and we would love to have you on our team. ... See MoreSee Less
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Ok, now that I have it all together, here is the Plant Sale information all in one post! Venmo : @ECPSINCPayPal: [email protected]You can pay cash or check to any Board Member.This is a quick turn around to get your orders in by March 13th so I hope this makes it easy for you to purchase plants. Don't want plants but would like to donate, you can donate to either of these links as well. ... See MoreSee Less
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Order form for Plant Sale. We accept Cash, checks, Venmo and Paypal. ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you ready to get your hands dirty? We are having a Plant Sale! Reach out to one of the Board Members listed on this flyer and we will be glad to take your order. We are taking orders until March 13th. Plants will be delivered to Howard mid-April. Spend your spring planting budget to help out a great project. ... See MoreSee Less
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Look here! We have our very own QR Code.... ... See MoreSee Less
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The support of the community is vital to the restoration of Howard National Bank. Your gifts directly support our work and allow us to qualify for grants. Please consider making a contribution to support this effort.