Monthly Archives: August 2011

Essay Contest

The Historical Museum presents our second annual Essay Contest! Theme: Revolution, Reaction, Reform in Local History.  One winner from each of the following grade levels (6-8 & 9-12) will receive a $200 prize and a collection of books for their class! … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Museum Day – Saturday, September 24, 1-5pm

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free. Read … Continue reading

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“Appetite for America” by Stephen Fried, Book Reading, & Signing, Wednesday, September 21, 7pm

Author Stephen Fried presents a book reading & signing of “Appetite for America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built a Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized the Wild West” on Wednesday, September 21st at 7pm. Books will be available for purchase. … Continue reading

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Dr. Schuyler Jones – “A Stranger Abroad” Book Reading & Signing – Saturday, September 10, 7pm

Dr. Schuyler Jones, CBE, presents a book reading and signing at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum on Saturday, September 10th at 7pm.  The newly released edition of “A Stranger Abroad” will be available for purchase and signing. This program is … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – August 24, 10am

“8 Wonders of Kansas” An illustrated lecture and book-signing by author Marci Penner of the Kansas Sampler Foundation. Doors open at 9:30am, program begins at 10am. Refreshments served. Special admission of $2, members always free.

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Museum Kids Day – Thursday, August 11, 2-3pm

Historical Detectives Thursday, August 11th, 2:00 pm-3:00 pm Learn how to find clues in old photographs, diaries, and other documents from the past to determine what life was like long ago. Free with regular Museum admission!

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