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“House & Home” Exhibit Lecture and Family Program – Saturday, August 2, 2:00 – 4:00 pm

This will be the final week prior to House & Home exhibit closing! From 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Kathy Morgan of the City’s Historic Preservation Office will give a program about historic homes in Wichita and the process of … Continue reading

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House and Home Exhibit Presentation – “The Way We Thought We Were: The Ideal and Reality of the Postwar Suburbs”, July 19, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Illustrated lecture presented by Dr. Jay Price, WSU Public History Department. In the 1950′s, the suburb, complete with ranch house, rambling school, ultramodern shopping center and up-to-date church, seemed like the model way of life for a prosperous American society. … Continue reading

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Wichita’s 144 Birthday Party!!! Sunday, July 20, 2014,1:00 – 5:00pm

Celebrate the day and discover Wichita’s remarkable history wandering the four floors of the Museum’s exhibits located in Wichita’s original 1890 City Hall building. Enjoy special tours, crafts, activities and refreshments, scheduled from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free … Continue reading

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Admirals Armada – Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:00-5:00 PM

Enjoy free admission to the Museum for this special event with your Riverfest button and discover a plethora of Wichita history, including a complete collection of Riverfest Buttons and items of Riverfest memorabilia. From 1:00-2:00 PM photos will be taken … Continue reading

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The Memorial Sesquicentennial of Major General John Sedgwick celebrated by the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Exhibit opens May 9th, 2014, the 150th anniversary of his death in battle. A special program presented by guest speaker, author, educator and filmmaker, Ken Spurgeon, is scheduled for 2:00PM Saturday, May 24th, at the Museum. Special admission to the … Continue reading

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Ice Cream Social! – Saturday, May 10, 2014 1:00 – 5:00 PM

 Music, Prizes, Puppet Shows, Cake Walk, Ice Cream, Cookies! Exhibits on all 4 Floors! Admission: Adults-$2.00, Children 12 & under – free Sponsored by WHiMS  

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Blue Moon at the Museum! – Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00-10:00PM

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its sixth annual “Blue Moon at the Museum” party, transforming the Museum into the original Blue Moon Nightclub, which was located on South Oliver during the 1940′s and 1950′s. The club was a … Continue reading

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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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