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Author Event – “Goat Glands to Ranch Hands” with Orin Friesen, Sunday, April 6th at 2pm

Musician, historian and longtime employee of KFDI, Orin Friesen, will discuss the interesting stories behind the history of Wichita’s local radio station KFDI. Orin will be signing his new book, “Goat Glands to Ranch Hands: The KFDI Story” after the … Continue reading

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New Book Launch Event – “Wichita State Baseball Comes Back: Gene Stephenson and the Making of a Shocker Championship Tradition” by John Brown History Press

Saturday, February 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00PM held in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Auditorium. Admission to this event is free and open to the public Discussion and Signing with Special Guest Gene Stephenson There were no bats or balls … Continue reading

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Final Friday Art Event celebrating Art Day of Giving featuring “Live Printing” by Tornado Alley Press – Friday, February 28th, 5:00-8:00 PM

A special 24-hour, citywide fundraising event and a new way to support your favorite Arts & Cultural organizations. We hope the Historical Museum tops your list! Join us at the Museum for a Final Friday Art Event celebrating Art Day of … Continue reading

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Kansas Day Celebration

Join us Sunday, February 2nd from 2 to 3 for a musical tribute to Kansas. Featured musicians include The Priaire Rose Rangers, The Crowsons and the Home Rangers performing in the Museum auditorium to celebrate statehood in the great Kansas vernacular! … Continue reading

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Special Christmas Exhibits throughout the Museum!

View the Miniature Christmas Trees created by Sylvia Jackson, the Moore Family “Vintage Santa Collection” figures and related items gathered from the 1940′s and 1950′s and the Wichita Cottage, decorated to portray a Victorian Christmas. The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum … Continue reading

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A Special Local History Event: Author Presentation and Book Signing for the new book “From Goat Glands to Ranch Hands” by Orin Friesen with Bud Norman – Sunday, November 24th at 2:00pm

This event is Free and Open to the Public - held in the Museum  Auditorium Wichita’s first radio stations began broadcasting in 1922; four years before the automobile overtook the horse as the most popular means of transportation. That year station WAAP … Continue reading

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Holiday Wreath Festival & Special Holiday Exhibits: November 21st and 22nd, 10:00am – 2:00pm; Luncheon 11:00am – 1:00pm

The Museum will host its  annual Wreath Festival which features holiday gifts of all kinds, delicious fresh baked goods, festive music and special exhibits from 10:00am – 2:00pm. Lunch will be served on both days from 11:00am – 1:00pm. The … Continue reading

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Final Friday – Torchlight Tour on Friday, October 25th from 6-9pm

Just in time for Halloween, join us a fun, family-friendly tour of the Historical Museum, in the dark! Flashlights will be provided by The Coleman Company for participants who will be guided through the Museum, to enjoy four floors of … Continue reading

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Halloween at the Museum featuring a special appearance and musical performance by “Riders in the Sky” – Thursday, Oct. 31st 7:00 P.M.

Admission is half price to those dressed as Cowboys!  Cowboy Musical Interlude celebrating Wichita’s Cowboy Musical Heritage and featuring Ranger Doug demonstrating a song on the World’s Oldest Electric Guitar which debuted in Wichita 81 years ago this month – … Continue reading

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Special Program Event: Author Presentation/Book Signing for “Mayday Over Wichita” – Sunday, October 13th, 2:00-3:00 PM

Free and Open to the Public – Museum Auditorium Topeka historian and former U.S. Air Force Airman D.W. Carter has written a book about the worst non-natural disaster in the state’s history which occurred in Wichita on January 16, 1965.  … Continue reading

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