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Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War

September 4, 2017December 10, 2017

"Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War" will be an exhibition with associated public programming that explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during World War I. The exhibit will be displayed at Kauffman Museum in North Newton, KS September 4, 2017-October 15, 2017 and October 31- December 10, 2017. October 16-22, 2017 the exhibit will travel and will be displayed at the National World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO in conjunction with an international scholarly symposium "Remembering Muted Voices: Conscience, Dissent, and Civil Liberties in World War I through Today." It will then move to Rainbow Mennonite Church in Kansas City, KS and will be displayed there October 23-29, 2017. Since the exhibit will be designed to travel we anticipate it will be displayed at other venues in Kansas in 2018 and beyond. Kauffman Museum will host a series of public humanities lectures to expand upon the themes of the exhibit during its time in North Newton. We seek funds from the Kansas Humanities Council to support the exhibit design and production, to provide monies for public programs and to promote the exhibit to regional audiences. The humanities are central to this project as the content of the exhibit will draw heavily from historical sources and will explore the socio-cultural and political climates that shaped the experiences of WWI conscientious objectors and their communities. Featured programs will explore literary and oral history traditions.

Funded project of the Kansas Humanities Council. The Kansas Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

For more information regarding this event:

Contact: Annette LeZotte Phone: (316) 283-1612
Kauffman Museum
300 E 27th Street
North Newton, KS 67117-8061
United States
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