Kauffman Museum at Bethel College

Since its founding in 1896 as a collection of “Natural History and American Relics,” a museum has flourished at Bethel College. Kauffman Museum partners with Bethel professors and students to create learning experiences using historic artifacts and scientific specimens from our collections. Faculty serve as guest curators for special exhibitions and speakers for public lectures. Kauffman Museum employs Bethel students from a variety of majors as museum assistants. 

College students can earn academic credit through internships or advance their education by using museum resources for scholarly work, including assignments as History Fellows and senior seminar projects. Bethel College alumni support the museum as board and committee members, guest curators and exhibit team members, camp teachers and coordinators, volunteers at the front desk, school tour docents, collections assistants. 

As the first Mennonite college founded in North America, Bethel College celebrates a tradition of progressive Christian liberal arts education, diversity within community, and lifelong learning.


27th and North Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117
Across from the main campus of
Bethel College


(316) 283-1612
Mailing address:
300 E. 27th Street
North Newton, KS, 67117-1716


Tue-Fri  9:30am-4:30pm
Sat-Sun 1:30pm-4:30pm
Closed Mondays and
Major Holidays