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Kauffman Museum

27th and North Main, Bethel College

Kauffman 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.

This is Kauffman Museum
    - 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

    - a new permanent 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


Mark Abrahams

Sunday, May 6, 2018
Very nice museum focusing on Mennonite history. Well designed exhibits also including stuffed animals native to the area. I grewup going to the museum and I've always enjoyed the traditional dioramas as well.

Rebecca Roberts

Thursday, May 10, 2018
This is a treasure and it was super great to be able to visit and experience the life they presented of early pioneer families and people on the plains. Our family had donated the Fast-Unruh house and it was amazing to be there with family that remembered living in there and explaining what life was like.

Maddie Sympson

Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Good scenery & educational

Robert Scofield

Thursday, Aug. 31, 2017
This museum has working gardens with veggies for sale,true native prairie and trails. Artifacts let visitors experience settlement of Mennonites in Kansas.

Malissa Long

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
Great collection of well preserved Textiles. History of the Mennonite migration and the Kauffman family treasures.

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