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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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Author Event with SC Gwynne – Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson – Thursday, October 9th, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Watermark Books, in conjunction with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, is pleased to present SC Gwynne for a reading and signing of Rebel Yell. The event will take place at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Free admission for this event … Continue reading

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“Growing Up with Wichita: A.A. Hyde 1872-1935″ Presented by Dr. John Hyde – Sunday, September 14th, 2:00 pm

This illustrated lecture will be held in the Museum Auditorium. Program is free and open to the public. Dr. John Hyde, Professor of History Emeritus, Williams College, will examine the life of one of Wichita’s most dynamic and fascinating figures whose … Continue reading

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