Today we traveled south again in temps reaching 103F. Along the way we stopped at the Kauffman Museum in Newton, KS. It displays the history of the Mennonites arriving in Kansas in the mid 1800's, including their lifestyle and interaction with natives and other groups.
There is one picture that reflects how subgroups can be so different over time. The picture shows an American Mennonite woman and a Dutch Mennonite woman sharing a seat at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam in 1967
It also has a history section that looks at Mennonites through history, particularly during the Middle Ages, when persecution by other religious and governments was widespread.
The museum also is preserving the many varieties of grassland plants on the site. They have a mid 1800's barn and house to view.
A very well done historical site
.We are spending the night at the fairgrounds in Shawnee, OK.