Category Archives: Curator

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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New WINDOWS ON COLLECTIONS – Show Posters from the Museum’s Collection

Special exhibit located at the Museum’s Main Street Entrance from July 15 through September 14, 2014 . Until recently, the “Show Poster” was an essential form of advertising for public events.  The Museum has recently acquired a large collection of … Continue reading

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The 75th Anniversary Party and Special Exhibit for the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

75th Anniversary Party – Sunday, September 28th, 6:00-9:00 PM Celebrate 75 years with food, drink, entertainment and twenty-four exhibits. Tickets are $75 and limited to 200 attendees. Join us in celebration of three generations plus working to preserve local history. … Continue reading

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National Touring Exhibition, “House & Home” Opening June 14, 2014 and Special Events

What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. House & Home, a new exhibition opening June 14, 2014, embarks … Continue reading

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Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the … Continue reading

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Riverfest Temporary Exhibit

A complete set of Wichita River Festival Buttons, beginning with the “Wichitennial River Festival and Traders Day” button from 1972, exhibited on the first floor of the Museum through June 30, 2014. Admission to the Museum is $2.00 with a … Continue reading

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Art Exhibit – “Wichita’s Modern Art Galleries of Mid-Century”

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

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KFDI Special Exhibit including Artifacts and Sound Station with Radio Clips

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

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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

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Young Historians Awards – Saturday, May 4th at 2pm

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.

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