Celebrate Kansas Day at the Kauffman Museum!
Address: 27th and North Main, North Newton, Kansas
January 26th 2019
The 2019 theme is “Collectors, Collecting, Collections.” Activities will begin at 11 a.m. when Keil Hileman will present “Pieces of the Past” a hands-on Kansas history lesson, in the Luyken Fine Arts Center on the Bethel College campus.
Food vendors LeJ’s BBQ, Mojo’s Coffee Bar, Salted Creamery, and Tacos Ana’s will serve from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Kauffman Museum parking lot.
Activities in and around the Kauffman Museum will be offered from 1-4 p.m.
Collections on display will be antique pedal tractors, agricultural advertising memorabilia, tea pots, electric fans, old-time autograph books, quilts, robots, cookie cutters, Legos, miniature carved boots, paper napkins, and post cards.
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Indoor activities, crafts, and demonstrations will include book making, quilt craft, Play dough table, robot craft, Duplo play station and name that artifact.
The outdoor activities will feature a pedal tractor race course, Native American tee pee, restored band organ, blacksmith Bill Moffet, woodsmen, branding station, rope making, corn shelling, popcorn popping, wagon rides by Country Boys Carriage, old-fashioned schoolyard games, and a heated and restored farmhouse.
A tractor, truck, and car show will feature a 1918 Buick race car, 1950s Willys Jeep and Ford Fairlane, 1958 Oliver 770 tractor, 1960s Trabant Coupe and International pickup, 1969 Ford Mach 1 Mustang, 1970s VW camper van and Beetle, 1982 Porsche 911, and 1993 40th anniversary Corvette.
In the museum auditorium, Karen Schlabuaugh will present “Quirky to Sublime: Unique Musical Treasures from Kauffman Museum” at 1:15.
At 2:15, Ray Olias will present “Sci-Fi Enthusiast and Collector.”
At 3:15, will be “Stump the Chumps Antique Edition” with Rachel Pannabecker and Jerry and Leann Toews. Attendees may bring an antique for the experts to identify — try to fool them, or bring something you’d like to learn more about.
The celebration will also include a bake sale and silent auction of antiques and collectibles.
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For more information about Newton Kansas visit our “Newton Attractions” section