Retired Bethel College professor and Mennonite historian James C. Junke will speak about the Mennonite response to the American Bicentennial in Kansas at noon Oct. 23 on the Tabor College campus.
The presentation will be in the Blue-Gold Room in the student center so those interested in lunch may purchase a meal from the cafeteria or bring their own to eat during his remarks.
Junke has done extensive research at the Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College, the Goessel heritage museum, and the Mennonite Library and Archives at Bethel College, examining closely the response to this American celebration which ranged from extremely patriotic reaction as well as one based in the Anabaptist tradition of pacifism.
Now retired from full-time work, Junke travels and researches topics of interest to the Mennonite heritage.
For additional information, contact Peggy Goertzen at (620) 947-3121, ext. 1211.