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
This museum has working gardens with veggies for sale,true native prairie and trails. Artifacts let visitors experience settlement of Mennonites in Kansas.
Great collection of well preserved Textiles. History of the Mennonite migration and the Kauffman family treasures.
INCREDIBLE museum! So much history and culture. Learned so much from this experience.
Nice little place, variety.