Artists, poets, writers, scientists, musicians, motorcycles, food, and YOU – make The Volland Store come alive.
The energy that fills Volland today is due to the interest, enthusiasm, and financial support of those who understand the importance of its heritage and its current place in the culture of the Flint Hills.
While making decisions about your end-of-year giving, we hope that you will consider a gift to The Volland Foundation. We greatly appreciate your consideration!
If you wish to donate online, please visit here
write your check to: Volland Foundation
Mail to: The Volland Store, PO Box 144, Alma, KS 66401
The Volland Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible. Consult your tax advisor to determine the best way to report your contribution.
Several years ago, Jerry and I came across a big, brick building on a backroad in the Flint Hills. It was in serious disrepair, but we learned that it was once the center of activity in a small railroad town and that it still held memories for residents of the local community. We thought it was important to save it. We bought it, renovated it, and repurposed it as The Volland Store, A Place for Art and Community. Since opening in 2015, The Volland Store has presented many art exhibits and hosted free community programming on a variety of topics. It has become clear that Volland is a natural place for gathering artists, writers, poets, scientists, historians, and the community.
One hundred years ago, the young storekeeper Otto Kratzer relished building community and bringing the newest and best of everything to Volland. More than a century later, the Volland Foundation will launch a pilot residency program at Volland to begin hosting artists, scientists and leaders in the humanities. A residency program at Volland will offer the gift of time and space to artists, writers, poets, and scientists to think, create, innovate, and interact. They, like Otto, will build community and explore ideas new to them. Your gift will help facilitate this exchange. We are excited for what the future holds and we feel lucky to have the support of our community.
Thank you for your consideration in supporting art and community in the Flint Hills with a once-a-year gift to The Volland Foundation.
Patty and Jerry Reece
We believe that the arts and humanities are important to the life of a community, a universal language that bridges the gap between cultures and creates a sense of community belonging.
Enjoy the memories!
Do you remember these? Were you here? Do you see yourself?
Thank you to our donors who have made these memories possible!