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"Voices of Conscience: Peace Witness in the Great War" Traveling Exhibit

Voices of Conscience:
Peace Witness in the Great War

              “A traveling exhibit that remembers the witness of peace-minded people against the First World War 1914-1918. This witness included men and women, religious believers and secular humanitarians, political protesters and sectarian separatists. They resisted U.S. involvement in the war, the enactment of military conscription, the war bond drives, and the denial of freedom of speech under the Espionage and Sedition Acts. For this resistance many suffered community humiliation, federal imprisonment, and mob violence at the hands of a war-crusading American public. This exhibit lifts up the prophetic insights and the personal courage of World War I peace protesters, and suggests parallels to the culture of war and violence in our world today.” Kauffman Museum

 Plan to Visit:  Showing for a limited time at the
Dacotah Prairie Museum, Lamont Gallery, May 26 - July 7, 2019.

 “The exhibit is organized in ten themes that encourage exploration and reflection. The theme modules surround a recreation of an Alcatraz Prison cell, the site where Hutterite conscientious objectors were punished for refusing military participation. Text and quotes provide interpretation and raise provocative questions for viewers while large-scale graphics and photomurals immerse visitors in the historical experience of witnessing for peace during ‘total war.’“ Kauffman Museum

 Exhibit Support
Kauffman Museum Association
Kansas Humanities Council
Rainbow Mennonite Church, Kansas City, KS and the Schowalter Foundation
Remembering Muted Voices Symposium: Plough Publishing, Hutterian Communities, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies Center at Tabor College


Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 1:00pm