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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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“Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained the Vote, 1859-1912″ – August 16th at 2:00 PM

The League of Women Voters – Wichita will host “Women Rising: How Kansas Women Gained the Vote, 1859-1912,″ a presentation and discussion by Diane Eickhoff at The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Kansas women gained the right to vote in 1912, eight … Continue reading

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Wichita’s 145th Birthday Party & the 125th Birthday of Old City Hall! – July 25th from 1:00 to 4:00PM

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is celebrating two special birthdays on Saturday, July 25th — the 145th anniversary of the founding of Wichita and the 125th anniversary of Wichita’s Original City Hall, now home to the Historical Museum. Wichita was … Continue reading

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Summer Programs at the Museum for Young People

The Historical Museum is pleased to offer three workshops for Young People this summer: (Please click on the individual workshop for more information.) National History Day Prep Workshop on June 23rd – June 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM or … Continue reading

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Special Exhibit Opening: “Victorian Mourning Traditions – Home Funeral” – May 19th through May 31st

In solemn reflection, the parlor inside the Museum’s seven room Victorian Cottage is transformed to depict the scene of a typical Wichita Funeral Home of a century ago. During the 19th century, America adopted the mourning customs of England. The … Continue reading

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Special Program: Major General John Sedgwick Presented by Ken Spurgeon – May 16th at 2:00 PM

Join us for a special program examining the hero for whom our County is named: Major General John Sedgwick. Ken Spurgeon, historian, educator and filmmaker, will be presenting an illustrated lecture in the Museum’s DeVore Auditorium. In the late 19th … Continue reading

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Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville” – On exhibit through May 15th

On view at the Main Street Entrance of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Teenage Style of the 1960’s The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers … Continue reading

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ArtDOG Art Day of Giving – Final Friday, April 24th, 5:00-7:00 PM

ArtDOG is a citywide, 24 hours of charitable giving to support non-profit organizations related to the arts. This annual event gives the community a chance to come together and raise money to support arts and culture. Join us at the … Continue reading

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Final Friday Opening Event of Special Art Exhibit: George Bellis – Friday, March 27th from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Final Friday exhibit opening featuring an illustrated lecture by historian Jane Rhoads from 5:30 – 6:30pm. This Final Friday event is free and open to the public. George F. Bellis (1865 – 1956) worked from Wichita as an artist for … Continue reading

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