The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes (LMC) discovers, develops and communicates the stories of unsung heroes who have made a profound and positive difference on the course of history. Founded in 2007, LMC teaches respect and understanding for peoples of all races, religions and creeds. The organization was founded in partnership with Milken Educator Norman Conard (KS '92), a nationally award-winning history teacher, who serves as director of the organization. Based out of Fort Scott, KS, the Lowell Milken Center facilitates projects, houses exhibits in its Fort Scott office and assists students and teachers across the county whose work carries the message that people have a responsibility to "repair the world" and become role models for positive change through their thoughts and deeds.
Through student-driven, project-based learning, the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes staff support and mentor individuals and groups committed to sharing examples of people who have been unsung heroes, whose contributions to the world deserve to be shared and celebrated. Projects span a wide range of mediums, from exhibits to plays, essays to websites. Students and teachers who work with LMC are provided with a diverse set of resources to see their projects through to completion. Since its inception, LMC has engaged more than 600,000 students and over 6,000 schools in 26 countries.
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In May, 2016, construction was completed on the 6000 square- foot museum space. This new building, the LMC’s Center for Unsung Heroes, features interactive exhibits highlighting individuals from history who took extraordinary actions to improve the lives of others, but were never recognized for their actions. These unsung heroes are often not found in history books. Rather, they have been discovered by students from around the world in collaboration with LMC staff and brought to light to inspire others. When visitors learn the stories of everyday women and men whose actions against injustice have bettered the world, they learn that one person has the power to make a difference—and that they can, too.
In addition to brand-new exhibits, the new space will include a 48-seat theater with bench seating, a conference room, a life-sized apple tree, and student art projects.
For more information, visit www.lowellmilkencenter.org