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October 2022

Monthly Bird Walk—October 8, 2022

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
Kauffman Museum, 27th & Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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(Held on the second Saturday to coincide with Bethel College Fall Festival) Our First Saturday Bird Walks depart from the kiosk in the museum parking lot for a mile-and-a-half hike through Chisholm Park and along Sand Creek Trail. Be prepared for some unpaved/steep terrain. Binoculars and a bird book are recommended but not required. Children accompanied by an adult are welcome but should be able to remain quiet so they don’t scare away the birds! Free and open to the…

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Fall Festival | “The Oldest Books in the Museum’s Collection” by Mark Jantzen, Bethel College Professor of History

October 8 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kauffman Museum, 27th & Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Kauffman Museum owns a number of cuneiform tablets that are over 4,000 years old. These ancient writings provide insight into a culture that goes back to the very beginnings of organized, urban life in Mesopotamia, the ancient Near East. Hundreds of Bethel students have been introduced to these objects in the class History of Civilization instituted by Professor Keith Sprunger almost sixty years ago. This Fall Fest program will be led by Professor Jantzen (85’), the current instructor.

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