Kansas Sampler Foundation Calendar - January, 2018

978 Arapaho Rd
Inman, KS 67546
Phone: 620-585-2374

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2018-01-20
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-13
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-06
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-19
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-12
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-05
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-18
21:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-11
21:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-04
21:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-17
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-10
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-03
09:00-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit!

2018-01-28
09:00-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museums
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-28
09:00-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-31
09:00-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-28
09:00-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-30
09:30-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-28
16:30-19:00
Soup Supper & Bake Sale Downtown Belleville (northeast corner) on site of:Golden Bell Haven Center
Over a dozen delicious hot soups, baked goods and great fellowship at fundraiser for the Republic County Historical Society Museum. Free will donation. Come join us for a fun afternoon with tasty hot soup. Sunday, January 28, 2018 from 4:30-7:00pm held on site of the Golden Bell Haven Center/northeast corner of historic Belleville's downtown courthouse square (north central Kansas.)

2018-01-28
13:30-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition 2018 Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-28
09:30-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-28
09:00-16:30
Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition Stauth Memorial Museum
The Twenty Fourth Annual Western Kansas Scholastic Art (WKSA) Competition and Exhibition is on view from January 28, 2018 through NOON on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. This exhibition will include almost 250 art works of all kinds; photography, sculpture, metals, glass, drawings, paintings, ceramics, graphics and much more. 5 American Vision will be awarded for best of show, there will be Gold Key and Silver Key winners plus over 100 Merit Award winners will be on display. The exhibition will culminate with an Awards Ceremony/Closing Reception for the winning students at 1:00PM on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the South Gray High School. Please come enjoy the award winning art work of these talented young people from Western Kansas. The WKSA Awards contest is open to students in grades 7-12 from the following 31 counties: Cheyenne, Clark, Decatur, Finney, Ford, Gove, Graham, Grant, Gray, Greeley, Hamilton, Haskell, Hodgeman, Kearny, Lane, Logan, Meade, Morton, Ness, Norton, Rawlings, Scott, Seward, Sheridan, Sherman, Stanton, Stevens, Thomas, Trego, Wallace, and Wichita. We are expecting many groups for this exhibit, so please call in advance to schedule groups of 5 or more. Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Museum hours: Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted! Check out our website at www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org for information about this and all of the exciting new exhibits coming to the Stauth Memorial Museum!

2018-01-21
13:15-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit! www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org

2018-01-14
13:15-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit! www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org

2018-01-07
13:15-16:30
Mirror of the Martyrs Exhibit Stauth Memorial Museum
The internationally-touring Mirror of the Martyrs traveling exhibit will be on display at the Stauth Memorial Museum of Montezuma, Kansas. The exhibit will be in the area for a nine-week showing at the Stauth Memorial Museum. The exhibit period will be from Sunday, November 19, 2017 through Sunday, January 21, 2018. This exhibit is sponsored by Martyrs Mirror Trust, Kauffman Museum of North Newton, Kansas and Mennonite Historical Library of Goshen, Indiana. This exhibit was displayed at the Stauth Museum in 1996 and drew record crowds. The Mirror of the Martyrs is an exhibit inspired by the discovery in 1975 of thirty copper plates used in the printing of the 1685 edition of the Martyrs Mirror edited by Thieleman van Braght. This second edition included illustrations by the Mennonite artist Jan Luyken. Seven of the plates, thought to have been lost in World War II, were brought to the United States by Amos Hoover, Denver, Pennsylvania. In 1989 the remaining 23 plates were obtained by Robert Kreider, Kauffman Museum, Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, and John Oyer, Mennonite Historical Library, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana, and placed in the possession of the Martyrs Mirror Trust. In 2011 another plate was discovered and made available to the Trust. In 1989 the construction of an exhibit based on the new acquisition of plates was begun. The exhibit was designed as a traveling exhibit, modular in design with self-contained lighting. It features eight copper plates with additional images produced from the 1685 edition, four editions of the Martyrs Mirror (1660, 1685, 1748 and 1780) and various other artifacts that illustrate the times in which the events of the Martyrs Mirror took place. Added to the exhibit, are stories of contemporary martyrs and prisoners of conscience. The exhibit opened at the Kauffman Museum in 1990 after which it began a journey that has taken it across North America. The exhibit has been on display in 68 locations in at least twenty two states and five Canadian provinces. The exhibit is not just for Mennonites, it is a testimony to principle and conviction, ideals and beliefs. This exhibit offers a welcome change from the insatiable quest for sensationalism in society today. The martyrs depicted in this exhibit are people strong in principle and loyal to a higher power who were willing to sacrifice their lives for this loyalty. The display emphasizes dialogue. Questions are woven into the text for visitors to read, stimulating thought about such questions as: Is the teaching of love one’s enemy practical counsel? Why do good people torture and kill good people? What beliefs are worth dying for? These questions are as important today as they were when the Martyrs Mirror was created! More Christians have died for their beliefs in the 20th century than any other century in history. The Anabaptist martyrs have a universal story with a contemporary message. We are expecting many tours for this exhibit so please call in advance for groups of 5 or more! Tours/groups welcome by appointment, contact 620-846-2527 for information or to set up a tour. Business hours for the Stauth Museum, 111 N Aztec Street, Montezuma KS are Tue -Sat 9-12 1-4:30, Sun 1:30-4:30. We are closed on Mondays and all major holidays including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Years Day so staff may spend time with their families. Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted to help pay for this incredible, once-in-a-lifetime exhibit! www.stauthmemorialmuseum.org