Logo graphic Homage to the Flint Hills
27th and North Main, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas 67117

Tues - Fri 9:30 - 4:30
Sat - Sun 1:30 - 4:30
Closed on Mondays and major holidays.

Children 6 - 16, $2.00
Adults, $4.00
Association members free


January 18, 3:00pm Created Equal Film Series:
at Krehbiel Auditorium
Screening of the film, “Freedom Riders” followed by discussion led by Gretchen Eick, retired history professor from Friends University and Dr. Galyn Vesey, who participated in the Dockum sit-in in Wichita.
January 31, 11:00am to 4:00pm CELEBRATE KANSAS DAY!
Kauffman Museum expands its traditional Kansas Day programming this year! Our theme is “transportation” and Amelia Earhart historical interpreter Ann Birney will give a free program for all ages at 11:00am in Bethel College’s Krehbiel Auditorium in the Luyken Fine Arts Center followed by a special Kansas Day luncheon in Bethel College’s Schultz Student Center. Lunch prices are $6.75 for adults (or 2 for $12) and $4 for children ages 5-12 (children 4 and under eat free). Events on the museum grounds begin at 1:00pm and include wagon rides, popcorn popping over an open fire, make-it-take-it crafts and more! A wide variety of vehicles – everything from a fire truck to a model A to a tractor – will be on display in the museum parking lot. Activities continue until 4:00pm.
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2
First Saturday Bird Walk
Join local birding enthusiasts and a guide in the museum parking lot to walk the 1.5 mile, unpaved Bethel College Sand Creek Trail looking and listening for bird activity. Binoculars and a bird book are helpful but not required. All ages are welcome although a quiet walk is encouraged and children 12 and under should come with an adult.Time to be determined. Please call the museum a few days prior to the bird walk.
February 8, 3:00pm Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum
Dr. Charles Epp, Professor of Public Affairs and Administration at the University of Kansas will speak on “Racial Stereotyping in Police Stops.”
February 27 to May 24 Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity And Stereotypes In Thrift Store Donations
Every day thrift stores across America receive donations with racial imagery – antique advertising cards, collectible salt-and-pepper shakers, vintage children’s books, and mugs with sports team mascots. Could reselling such objects perpetuate racial stereotyping and send a conflicting message to thrift store customers? Sorting Out Race arose out of a desire to divert artifacts with racial content from resale environments to an exhibit that would generate a healthy community conversation about racial stereotypes past and present in order to heighten awareness of our continuing struggles with race.
March 7 Opening Reception: Sorting Out Race
Time to be determined
March 22, 3:00pm Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum
Dr. Beverly Rogers, Dean of Arts and Sciences and Professor of Anthropology at Ottawa University will speak on “Stereotypes and Realities of the 21st Century Indian in the United States.”
April 19, 3:00pm Sunday-Afternoon-at-the-Museum
Dr. Robert E. Weems, Jr., Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History at Wichita State University will speak on “Defining the ‘Other’: A History of Racial Stereotypes.”
316•283•1612   kauffman@bethelks.edu
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