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“The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West”

The Chisholm Trail – Driving the American West, 1867-2017 On view at the Historical Museum March 9 – May 2, 2017  The Chisholm Trail fundamentally changed the American West. From the birth of the cowboy as icon to the revival … Continue reading

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Final Friday – “Furnishing the Atomic Era” closing event

SPECIAL EXHIBIT CLOSES: “Furnishing the Atomic Era” This Final Friday event is free and open to the public The “Atomic Era” brought many changes to the lives of average Wichitans. The postwar economy brought higher middle class incomes, leisure time, … Continue reading

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Holiday Activities for Families

The Museum has planned special Winter Break programming for families! Wednesday, December 28th, 1:00-3:00 pm – Child’s World Tour & Activities Take a peek into the past to see what it was like to be a kid a century ago! … 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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Blue Moon at the Museum! – April 30, 7:00-10:00 PM

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its seventh annual “Blue Moon at the Museum” party, transforming the Museum into the original Blue Moon Nightclub, which was located on South Oliver during the 1940s and 1950s. The club was a … Continue reading

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Theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in Local History Sponsored by the DeVore Family Foundation. One winner will be selected from each of the following grade levels: Grades 6 – 8:  First Place $250 Grades 9 – 12:  First Place $250 Contest … Continue reading

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Guitar Exhibits at the Historical Museum & Exploration Place!

The Historical Museum is partnering with Exploration Place to celebrate the guitar January 30 – June 5, 2016! Featured at the Historical Museum is The Electric Guitar – Wichita’s Instrument. The electric guitar may have been born in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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