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September 2022

Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum | “Decommissioned Missile Silo Sites: Reminders of Our Past and Future” by Nate Hofer

September 18, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kauffman Museum, 27th & Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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Following a short business meeting of the Kauffman Museum Association, World Peace Photo award winner Nate Hofer will discuss making photographs of decommissioned nuclear missile silos. Nate's project included finding and traveling to the sites, talking with landowners, and considering why he takes the photos and whether he really is a legitimate photographer. This program is held in conjunction with the current special exhibition “The Magic of Things,” a collection of not often seen museum artifacts including a Nuclear Free…

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October 2022

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

October 8, 2022 @ 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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Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum | Ina Navazelskis from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

October 23, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bethel College, 300 E 27th
North Newton, KS 67114 United States
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At 4:00 in Krehbiel Auditorium in the Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel College campus, Ina Navazelskis, an oral historian from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, will speak about the value of oral history in helping preserve family stories and in helping us understand the complexities of people's experiences during World War II. Ms. Navazelskis’ program is free and open to the public.

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Living Endowment Dinner | “The Past in the Present” with Justina Neufeld and Janine Wedel

October 23, 2022 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Kauffman Museum, 27th & Main St.
North Newton, KS 67117 United States
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At 5:30 at Kauffman Museum, please join us for the annual Living Endowment Dinner. We look forward to gathering in the museum building for a meal together after a two-year pandemic hiatus. Following dinner, Justina Neufeld with Janine Wedel will present a personal conversation exploring the 20th century forces that shape the Ukraine of today and provide relevance for how we handle the crises of today. Reserve online today. RSVP no later than October 18, 2022. Please contact asa@bethelks.edu or…

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December 2022

Five Places of Christmas at Kauffman Museum

December 3, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Newton-area museums welcome the public to “Five Places of Christmas” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. The annual holiday open house is a collaborative event among the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum, Kauffman Museum, Warkentin House, and Bethel College Women’s Association. This year, Kauffman Museum will offer museum exhibits, gift shop discount tables, and refreshments while the Bethel College Women’s Association will host a Christmas sale featuring handmade crafts and baked goods at…

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