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 27th and North Main, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas 67117
Kauffman Museum

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

This Is
  • a tallgrass prairie reconstruction with over 15 species of grasses and more than 100 wildflower species
  • the award-winning permanent exhibit Of Land and People which tells the story of the coming of the Mennonites from Europe to the central plains in the 1870s and their encounters with the prairie environment and its people
  • an historic farmstead with heritage flower and vegetable gardens around the 1875 Voth-Unruh-Fast House and the 1886 Ratzlaff Barn
  • an exhibition featuring Kauffman Museum's collections of Mennonite immigrant furniture which was designated an official "Save America's Treasures" project
  • changing special exhibitions which have garnered numerous awards for excellence
  • educational programming for the whole family; guided tours available with themes complementing school curricula; teaching kits available for loan
  • innovative traveling exhibits, which have been installed in museums across the United States and Canada, available for booking

Get involved! Join the Kauffman Museum Association today!

The Museum is named in memory of Charles Kauffman, founder and curator of the original Kauffman Museum. His work has been incorporated into the greatly enlarged and reorganized exhibit program.

Kauffman Museum is affiliated with Bethel College, a four year liberal arts college associated with the Mennonite Church USA.

Special Exhibit: K is for Kansas
August 14 - February 2, 2019

K is for Kansas:
An Exhibit Exploring Kansas from A to Z

Upcoming Event

Bethel College
Fall Festival

The annual Fall Festival weekend begins on October 10, 2019.
Look for Kauffman Museum booths at Taste of Newton at downtown Newton and on the Bethel College campus on Saturday.
A lecture by Renae Stucky, Access Services Librarian at Bethel College, will be at the museum on Saturday at 1:30 pm.
Our Mission
316•283•1612   kauffman@bethelks.edu
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