- Associated Press - Sunday, May 22, 2016

FORT SCOTT, Kan. (AP) - A new southeast Kansas museum is designed to honor people who have taken extraordinary actions to help others.

The Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes opens Tuesday in Fort Scott. The 6,000-square-foot museum replaces a smaller exhibit gallery that opened in 2007 in the city’s downtown. The new high-tech facility includes a 48-seat theater and a conference room.

People honored in the museum have been the subjects of student research projects. They include Irena Sendler, who rescued more than 2,500 Jewish children during WWII. Also honored are a white man and woman who were teens when they befriended black students who were integrating a Little Rock, Arkansas, high school at the height of the civil rights movement.

The Milken Family Foundation also is known for honoring educators with $25,000 checks.

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