Category Archives: Director

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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“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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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 take place at the Wichita Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Free admission … 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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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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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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