HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Those who visit the Kansas State Fair will notice that the House of Capper looks a little different. The roof of the open air structure has been removed and the building is undergoing a major renovation.
To kick off the Capper project, Kansas Cooperative Council presented the first $50,000 Tuesday and will match an additional $100,000 as the project continues. This project is a partnership including the Kansas Cooperative Council, Kansas State Fair Foundation, and Kansas State Fair.
Originally built in 1913, House of Capper is one of the oldest buildings on the fairgrounds. Fairgoers have long enjoyed attending presentations and relaxing in the shaded, quiet area.The rebuilt structure will recognize local, regional, state, and national cooperatives on House of Capper’s 20 pillars.
The Mission of the Kansas Cooperative Council is to promote, support and advance the interests, business success and understanding of agricultural, utility, credit and consumer cooperatives and their members through legislation and regulatory efforts, education, and public relations.