Home button
Programs button
What to expect button
About button
Workshops button
Contact KAPHP button
Glossary button
Links buttonOrder Telling History Now!

KAPHP Mission and Polices


The mission of the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historical Performers (KAPHP) is to provide costumed historical interpretation of the highest standard by challenging each other and ourselves to constantly research our subject area and seek the highest performance skills.

Earning Membership

KAPHP is a juried organization of Kansas historian/performers.  Recommendation may be made by any individual member.  Non-members may request consideration for inclusion.  Selection is by a committee of four current members who have critiqued a recent, full-length program that includes a monolog and discussion in character and discussion as a scholar. To be eligible for membership those who are not founding members must provide evidence that they have:


The annual meeting will be held in conjunction with the Kansas Sampler Festival. Induction will be the week-end of the Kansas Sampler Festival and as necessary at other times when four members of the KAPHP can be present. 

Rights and responsibilities

Members have the right to:

To maintain membership an individual must:


Ride into History Cultural and Educational Project, Inc. (RIHCEPI) will provide administrative support.  Ann Birney is volunteer Executive Director of RIHCEPI and can be reached at 620-528-3580 or ridehist@satelephone.com.



The incorporation of KAPHP is not anticipated.

Drafted by Ann Birney from 2005 meeting notes and ratified by a majority of voting members via e-mail, May 2005.  REVISED by a vote of the membership at the annual meetings in May 2009 and May 2012.

Back to top of page

This site was created in 2003 by the Kansas Alliance of Professional Historic Performers and Ride into History Cultural and Educational Project, Inc. with an Attraction Development Grant from the Kansas Department of Commerce and Housing Travel & Tourism Development Division

Original site concept and development by Danny C. Boyce Computer and Network Support and Consulting, Emporia Kansas

Ongoing website maintenance performed by Megan Matile

Copyright © 2017 All Rights Reserved