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Toys of the Future! Special exhibit lands September 22nd!

  Toys of the Future – Free Public Exhibit opening Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 The Museum will feature the stellar and widely celebrated Goldbarth Collection of mid-20th century “space toys.” During the 20th century, when the future presented itself as … Continue reading

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Summer Family Programs!

Activities abound at the Historical Museum for young people and their families this summer! The Museum’s educators have created programs designed to uniquely engage these special visitors in memorable, exhibit-focused activities. All sessions are conducted by experienced, expert teachers. Visit … Continue reading

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“Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives” on view June 16 – August 11

    Jacob A. Riis was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents … Continue reading

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DeVore Essay Contest

The Historical Museum presents our 9th Annual Essay Contest… “Conflict & Compromise” 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! Essays are due … Continue reading

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Winter Programming – Experience Special Tours!

Enjoy the holiday season at the Historical Museum!  The Museum is decorated in festive splendor and we invite you to join us for the following special tours: A Child’s World Tuesday, December 19th 1-3pm Thursday, December 21st 1-3pm Join us … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Museum Day Live! Saturday, September 23, 1-5pm

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two … Continue reading

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Torchlight Tours! New this year – Member’s Only Tour!

TORCHLIGHT TOUR – NEW THIS YEAR! MEMBERS ONLY TORCHLIGHT TOURS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 6-9pm General public invited Friday, October 28th, 6-9pm Just in time for Halloween, join us for MEMBERS ONLY Torchlight Tours with Heritage Square activities on Saturday, October … Continue reading

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2016 Wreath Festival

The Annual Holiday Wreath Festival will be held on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Wreath Festival will feature wreaths, holiday gifts of all kinds, delicious baked goods, festive music, and special … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Wichita! Birthday Party July 23rd 1-4pm

The Wichita Birthday Party – Happy 146th & the 126th Birthday of Old City Hall Saturday, July 23th 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is celebrating two special birthdays on Saturday, July 23rd — the … Continue reading

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The Electric Guitar Symposium

Wichita holds the distinction of being the first to feature the electric guitar to the world’s stage, thanks to the initiative of local guitarist Gage Brewer. His relationship with the electric guitar’s inventors in Los Angeles afforded him the opportunity … Continue reading

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