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

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,...

Five Places of Christmas at Kauffman Museum

Newton-area museums welcome the public to “Five Places of Christmas” from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The annual holiday open house is a collaborative event among the Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Harvey County Historical Museum, Kauffman Museum, Warkentin...

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

We are the third stop in Kansas for the Smithsonian exhibit, Crossroads: Change in Rural America. The Crossroads Kansas tour is sponsored by Humanities Kansas in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. The Smithsonian’s traveling...

Museum Store Sunday

For the fourth consecutive year, more than 1,400 museum stores representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, 23 countries, and five continents will offer inspired shopping at museums and cultural institutions during Museum Store Sunday. Kauffman Museum is...

34th Annual Living Endowment Dinner

Since we can’t share a meal together this fall, we’ve made arrangements to deliver special meals to you, our treasured supporters. Celebrate and support Kauffman Museum with a special farm to YOUR table dinner. Elderslie Farm near Kechi, Kansas, specializes in fine...

“Sorting Out Race”: A Community Conversation

Our current special exhibition, “Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations” arose from the desire to divert artifacts from thrift stores to an exhibit that would generate healthy community dialogue about race....

Fall Festival at Kauffman Museum

Bethel College will celebrate the 50th Fall Fest on October 3, 2020. Kauffman Museum will be open and free to celebrate Bethel College Fall Festival, October 1-3, from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We are taking the following precautions to keep our visitors and staff members...

The Prairie is ALIVE!

(Originally scheduled for the first week in June, The Prairie is ALIVE! is postponed until August 3-5.) Campers will explore the prairie and find living things all over! Using stories, guidebooks, hikes, science experiments, and daily observations, we will discover...