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December 2020

Of Land and People: Our Community at the Crossroads of Change

December 7, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 7, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
Kauffman Museum, 27th & Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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North Newton is strategically located at a historic crossroads in south-central Kansas. Of Land and People: Our Community at the Crossroads of Change celebrates the land on which our museum and community is placed, honors the people who have lived and worked on it, and invites visitors to reflect on the profound changes that have occurred here. Of Land and People will introduce the story of First Kansans who hunted and traveled along Sand Creek; ponder the changes to the prairie and the enrichment…

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January 2021

“Mennonite – Food – Traditions” by Glen Ediger

January 30, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Celebrate Kansas Day! Virtual Event: Join us online for "Mennonite - Food - Traditions" a virtual Zoom presentation by Glen Ediger. Ediger will give a brief history of Mennonites who immigrated to Kansas and how foods enjoyed in Kansas today are influenced by that history. He will speak about the traditional foods of the Low-German Mennonites and discuss his 30 favorite foods. Sign up to attend on Zoom.  Ediger publishes a Mennonite Farmer blog on Facebook offering weekly posts about…

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“The Immigrants Who Built Newton: One Spike at a Time” by Jenny Masais

January 30, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

A Celebrate Kansas Day! Virtual Event – "The Immigrants Who Built Newton: One Spike at a Time" by Jenny Masias. History, important contributions, and crucial economic role that Mexican immigrants have made to Newton, Kansas, and beyond.

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September 2021

Bethel College Fall Festival

September 30, 2021 - October 4, 2021
Bethel College, 300 E 27th
North Newton, KS 67114 United States
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For 50 years, Bethel College has celebrated education, diverse cultural traditions, special foods, fine arts, crafts and friendship at its annual Fall Festival, held each year on an extended weekend in late September or early October. More than 5,000 people come to Newton and the Bethel campus to enjoy an array of activities. All events are in facilities on the Bethel College campus, unless otherwise noted.

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October 2021

“The Dutch Golden Age: Mennonite to the Core” by Lauren Friesen

October 2, 2021 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Kauffman Museum, 27th & Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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“The Dutch Golden Age: Mennonite to the Core,” an illustrated program by Lauren Friesen ’67, Ph.D. The Dutch Golden Age was an era when the visual arts, medicine, business, education, theater, poetry, theology and publication flourished, with Mennonites deeply engaged in all disciplines. Friesen will cover Mennonite connections and involvement, including Rembrandt (painting), Nicolas Bidloo (medicine), Joost von den Vondel (drama), and the founder of the Golden Age, Carel van Mander. Limited in-person attendance with reservations; live streaming and recorded…

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