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Admiral’s Armada – Sunday, May 31st from 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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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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Blue Moon at the Museum! – May 1st, 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 1940’s and 1950’s. The club was a … 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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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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