Category Archives: Archives

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

Posted in Archives | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Educator, Events | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Educator, Events | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Exhibits | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

“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

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Educator, Events, Exhibits | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Educator, Exhibits | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives, Events | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives, Events, Exhibits | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Archives, Exhibits | Leave a comment