Category Archives: Curator
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
Wichita, Kansas emerged as an American art center by the 1920′s as citizens organized to make visual art part of everyday life. By the 1950′s, Wichita’s avant garde abstract artists set up galleries of their own in downtown Wichita - first … Continue reading
Wichita’s first radio stations began broadcasting in 1922; four years before the automobile overtook the horse as the most popular means of transportation. That year station WAAP began broadcasting from a field in College Hill. No one could foresee what … Continue reading
The Gage Brewer Guitar – “the first electric guitar” on Special Exhibit November 15th through the end of the year
Experts have agreed that the Gage Brewer Guitar “may well be the most historically important guitar ever made… it is the first modern electric guitar.” The instrument is a 1932 Ro-Pat-In (Rickenbacker) electric Spanish guitar. This remarkable instrument made its world-wide … Continue reading
Join us as we celebrate National History Day winners and the DeVore Local History Essay winners! Special guest speaker Beccy Tanner of the Wichita Eagle. Free and open to the public.
NEW EXHIBIT! Fashion – “Howard Greer, Designs for Hollywood and Wichita” March 5, 2013 – June 9, 2013
This exhibit features 1950s women’s clothing from the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s collection. The designer Howard Greer’s “ready to wear” pieces were sold from the Topaz Room of the Innes department store located in Wichita and are featured in this … Continue reading
Join us for a special Kansas Day program with Ron Wilson, “Now, That’s Rural: Entrepreneurs and Innovators Who Shaped Kansas Communities.” Our program is brought to you by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history … Continue reading
Guitar Summit Weekend 2012 – Electric Guitar History Symposium the weekend of August 25-26; featured as part of the special exhibit “eGuitar@80, eighty years of amplified guitar” (closes Nov. 11th). The symposium is held at the Museum and will feature … Continue reading
SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENS: “Furnishing the Atomic Era” at local history headquarters: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. FINAL FRIDAY OPENING EVENT Friday, July 27th 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public The “Atomic Era” brought … Continue reading
Join us for a First Friday event, celebrating the E Guitar @ 80 exhibit with musical performances. Friday, July 6, 6-9pm, free and open to the public! Talented local guitarists will deliver cameo performances spotlighting the electric guitar.