Gordon Parks Museum has a new executive director


A Southeast Kansas museum has a new executive director.

Kirk Sharp is the new man in charge at the Gordon Parks Museum on the campus of Fort Scott Community College. He has been a long time board member, as well as part of several planning committees, so he’s grateful for this new opportunity.

Sharp is hoping to bring more and more people, especially young school groups, into the facility to see all the museum has to offer. He’s hoping visitors will get a sense of how influential Gordon Parks was to our community and to the nation.

“My hope, and to accomplish, is to continue the mission, to promote and honor his legacy, and celebrate his life works, through events and programming,” says Sharp.

The next event at the museum will be “Slave to Soldier,” acknowledging the Buffalo Soldier history in honor of Black History Month. It will be Friday, February 15th from 11am to noon in the Ellis Fine Arts Center on the FSCC campus. It’s open to the public — bring your lunch and drinks, dessert will be provided.

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