Warkentin House Events


Live Music on the Porch: A Fundraiser for Warkentin House Museum
4-6 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021

Bring a lawn chair and enjoy The Flannelbacks and a food truck from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, at Warkentin House Museum. Admission is by donation to help support maintenance of this museum and popular local attraction.

The Flannelbacks are a bluegrass and folk band that was born in the dorm rooms of Bethel College. Formed in the fall of 2014, the group has found enjoyment and success in recreating favorite tunes and performing original songs. With a mix of guitars, banjos, mandolin, upright bass, harmonica, and harmony voice, the Flannelbacks appeal to old and young alike.

Check back soon for information about the food truck

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10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021

Step into a Victorian-era Christmas during the annual Five Place of Christmas event on December 4, 2021. Each room of the house will be festively decorated for the season, and Newton Area Home School students will provide holiday entertainment throughout the event. Russian tea and peppernuts will also be served. Admission is free.

Five Places of Christmas is a collaborative event with five of Newton and North Newton's most popular attractions. The other locations are Carriage Factory Art Gallery, Bethel College's Luyken Fine Arts Center featuring the Bethel College Women's Association, Kauffman Museum, and Harvey County Historical Society. All locations will offer free admission during the event and special entertainment and activities throughout the day.

Visitors to the Warkentin House on Dec. 5 can explore the home, which is beautifully decorated for Christmas by volunteer decorators while sampling peppernuts and Mrs. Warkentin's Russian tea with music provided by Newton Area Homeschoolers and friends. Admission will be free during the event.