On behalf of the board of directors, staff and volunteers at Kauffman Museum at Bethel College, I'd like to thank the Newton community for its enthusiastic support of the museum's Kansas Day event on Saturday, Jan. 28 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. More than 750 guests and volunteers enjoyed the sunny day and participated in the festivities. Volunteers delivered posters, set up tables, coordinated craft and activity stations, baked goodies, demonstrated old-time skills, hauled longhorns, popped popcorn, greeted guests, coordinated programs, presented programs, led Chisholm Trail tours, staffed the front desk, cleaned up and helped in many, many other ways.  We'd like to especially thank the following entities for their support of Kansas Day:  the Newton Saddle Club, the City of North Newton, the Kansas Humanities Council, Bethel College and the Newton Convention and Visitors Bureau. We appreciate very much the Community Development Grant provided by the City of North Newton in support of this event. We hope you’ll join us next year on January 27, 2018, to celebrate Kansas's 157th Birthday!
— Andrea Schmidt Andres, Curator of Education, Kauffman Museum