Mennonite educator and historian to speak on Tabor College campus Oct. 23

October 03, 2012

Categories: General News

The public is invited to hear retired Bethel College professor and Mennonite historian, James C. Juhnke speak on the Tabor College campus on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. He will speak about the Mennonite response to the American Bicentennial in Kansas.

The presentation will take place in the Blue-Gold Room in the student center. Those interested in lunch may purchase a meal from the cafeteria or bring your own meal to enjoy during his remarks.

Juhnke has done extensive research at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, the Goessel Heritage Center and the Mennonite Library and Archives, Bethel College examining closely the response to this American celebration which ranged from an extreme patriotic reaction as well as one based in the Anabaptist tradition of pacifism.

Now retired from full time work, but still very active, Juhnke continues to travel and research topics of interest to the Mennonite heritage.

For additional information, contact Peggy Goertzen, director of CMBS at (620) 947-3121 ext. 1211.