The Historical Museum is pleased to be part of a community-wide celebration of great literature as the Wichita Public Library and more than forty other organizations sponsor the Big Read October 1 through November 15. The Big Read encourages adults to read and discuss The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.
As part of the Big Read, the Historical Museum will host “My Story: Vietnam to Wichita” with Dr. Anh Tran on November 12th at 2pm. Dr. Tran, Associate Professor at Wichita State University, will share her personal and compelling story of flight from war-torn Vietnam and creating her place in Wichita. A group of Vietnamese students will perform a traditional dance immediately following the program. Free and open to the public.
Also on November 12th, the Museum will host a family program at 3:30. Participants will enjoy a read-aloud and craft activity based on the children’s book “Buddha’s Diamonds” by Carolyn Marsden and Thay Niem. Free and open to the public.