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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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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! – Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! … Continue reading

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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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