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Museum offers outdoor exhibit on coronavirus

Submitted by mzuercher on Wed, 04/15/2020 - 20:43
Exhibit mounted on windows outside Kauffman Museum front entrance

Kauffman Museum is closed to the public but still offering education to that same public on the topic at the front of everyone’s minds.

“Science Behind the News: Viruses” is a new pop-up exhibit at Kauffman Museum that is mounted outside the front entrance (the building is at the corner of Main and 27th Streets in North Newton, across from the Bethel campus).

Students meet shut-down challenge with virtual senior show

Submitted by mzuercher on Tue, 04/14/2020 - 20:55
Emma Girton and Elizabeth Friesen Birky

As seniors across the country scramble to complete final projects under extraordinary circumstances, Emma Girton and Elizabeth Friesen Birky face one of the bigger challenges.

[Note: To see the complete Q&A with the student curators, scroll down.]

As college seniors across the country scramble to complete final projects under extraordinary circumstances, two from Bethel College face one of the bigger challenges.

Museum explores 1968 Poor People’s Campaign with Smithsonian exhibit

Submitted by mzuercher on Fri, 02/28/2020 - 15:03
Poor People's Campaign button from 1968

On display at Kauffman Museum through March 15 is a Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibit honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s final and most ambitious vision.

“City of Hope: Resurrection City and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign” is currently at the museum on the Bethel College campus through March 15.

State symbols create theme for this year’s Kansas Day celebration

Submitted by mzuercher on Mon, 01/13/2020 - 17:05
A view of "K is for Kansas" at Kauffman Museum

Kauffman Museum hosts its annual "Celebrate Kansas Day!" on Saturday, Jan. 25, in and around the museum.

 

This year's Kansas Day celebration will explore Kansas symbols, from sunflowers to box turtles, bison to meadowlarks, honeybees to Kansa Indians.

The museum and grounds open at 1 p.m. for an afternoon of special programs and activities. Admission to the museum and all activities are free on Kansas Day.

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