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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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The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Presents the 2015 Essay Contest!

      Theme: “Leadership and Legacy in Wichita’s History“     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 Rules: … Continue reading

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Final Friday Visual Art Exhibits – February 27th 5:00 – 8:00pm

Celebrate our local built environment with the paintings of Wichita Artist Bill Goffrier. Here is an artist using the old world (old school?) technique of painting in the open air from direct observation (en plein air). The art work featured … Continue reading

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Annual Kansas Day Program: Celebrating Kansas Statehood with Music & New Book Signing – Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Celebrate Kansas Statehood (January 29th, 1861) from 2:00 – 3:00pm with a musical performance by The Prairie Rose Rangers, The Crowson’s and The Home Rangers! Followed at 3:00pm by a signing of the new book 999 Kansas Characters by Dave … Continue reading

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Special Exhibits Opening Saturday, October 25th through December 31st, 2014: Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race Trophies

Celebrating the “Mystery S” Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930 One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary Open House-Saturday, December 13th 1:00 – 5:00pm

Celebrate the Museum’s 75th Anniversary and enjoy the holiday spirit at the Museum with free admission to all four floors and two dozen exhibits featuring: Special temporary exhibits: “The Future of Your History” celebrating 75 years of the Historical Museum, … Continue reading

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Holiday Toy Festival – Tuesday, December 2nd through Saturday, December 13th

In Celebration of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s 75th anniversary, the Sunflower Woodworkers Guild is sponsoring a special Holiday Toy Festival held in the Museum’s DeVore Auditorium, offering a scene reminiscent of a century ago when many gifts were still … Continue reading

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31st Annual Wreath Festival and Luncheon

November 20th and 21st, 10:00am – 2:00pm; Luncheon 11:00am – 1:00pm The Museum will host its annual Wreath Festival from 10:00am – 2:00pm which features holiday gifts of all kinds, delicious fresh baked goods and festive music. See special exhibits … Continue reading

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Free Day at the Historical Museum for Veterans & Guests – Saturday, November 8th, 1:00 – 5:00pm

To honor our Veteran’s and their guests, this will be a free admission day to visit the Museum. In the heart of downtown Wichita, the Museum is located in the original 1890 City Hall with its 170-foot tall clock tower. This exceptional, AAM-accredited museum … Continue reading

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Torchlight Tour of the Museum – Friday, October 31st, 6:00 – 9:00PM

Join us Halloween night at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, for a fun, family-friendly tour of the Museum in the dark! Flashlights will be provided for participants who will be guided through the Museum, to enjoy four floors of Wichita … Continue reading

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