Monthly Archives: July 2012

Senior Wednesday – August 22 – “Life in Kirby Castle” doors open 9:30; program begins 10am

Life in the Kirby Castle by Vince Marshall The Kirby Castle, built in Wichita’s Riverside addition during the booming growth years in the 1880s, was the city’s largest mansion for many years. Enjoy stories and images of the Castle and … Continue reading

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Final Friday – July 27th 5-8pm “Furnishing the Atomic Era”

SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENS: “Furnishing the Atomic Era” at local history headquarters: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. FINAL FRIDAY OPENING EVENT Friday, July 27th 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public The “Atomic Era” brought … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – July 25th – “Life of Gage Brewer” doors open 9:30am; program begins at 10am

Life of Gage Brewer with Museum Executive Director Eric Cale Wichitan Gage Brewer was a musician, educator and orchestra leader from the 1930s-1950s. Hear his only known recording, and learn more about Gage Brewer and the influence he continues to … Continue reading

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“Blue Star Museums” – Active Duty Military Personnel and their families receive free admission now through Labor Day 2012!

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is a participant in the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 1,500 museums across America offering free … Continue reading

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Kids Activity – “Dust, Floods, & Grasshoppers… OH MY!!” Friday, July 13, 1-2pm

Museum Kids Summer Activity & Program. This program is free and open to the public. Examining Wichita’ Historic Natural Disasters: Learn what it was like to live in the Dust Bowl days of Kansas, how Wichita’s downtown was affected by … Continue reading

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Tallgrass Film Association Special Screening of “The Selling” Friday, July 13, 7-9pm

Paraskevidekatriaphobics, beware: with three Friday the 13ths in 2012, each thirteen weeks apart, those with a deep, blinding fear of the day might be averse to watching the Special Screening hosted by Tallgrass Film Association on July 13. All others … Continue reading

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First Friday – Celebrating the e guitar @80! July 6, 6-9pm

Join us for a First Friday event, celebrating the E Guitar @ 80 exhibit with musical performances. Friday, July 6, 6-9pm, free and open to the public! Talented local guitarists will deliver cameo performances spotlighting the electric guitar.  

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