Local Conscientious Objector stories

Aug 18 2019 - 3:00pm

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About this event
This storytelling event will give opportunity for people to tell their stories of alternative or non-combatant service during times of U.S. involvement in war as well as other voluntary service work done. Many people from the Henderson, NE area are conscientious objectors to war and have done service either because of military conscription or because of their commitment to voluntary service as part of their Christian life as Mennonites. This storytelling event will give opportunity to hear stories of that service. There is no charge to attend this event. It is being held in conjunction with The Mennonite Heritage Park and Museum hosting "Voices of Conscience" an exhibit that tells the story of peace minded people's opposition to U.S. entry into World War I. It is a traveling exhibit produced by Kauffman Museum, an affiliate of Bethel College (Mennonite) in N. Newton, KS. Funding for "Voices of Conscience" exhibit is made possible by a grant from Humanities Nebraska.
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Henderson Mennonite Heritage Park and Museum
720 Road B
Henderson, NE 68371
United States
Phone: 402.723.4252