Category Archives: Director

Special Exhibit: “MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear – Showing July 2nd through August 2015

1st Floor Windows on Collections – Recent additions to the Museum’s Collection “MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands … Continue reading

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Wichita’s 145th Birthday Party & the125th Birthday of Old City Hall! – July 25th from 1:00 to 4:00PM

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is celebrating two special birthdays on Saturday, July 25th — the 145th anniversary of the founding of Wichita and the 125th anniversary of Wichita’s Original City Hall, now home to the Historical Museum. Wichita was … Continue reading

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Summer Programs at the Museum for Young People

The Historical Museum is pleased to offer three workshops for Young People this summer: (Please click on the individual workshop for more information.) National History Day Prep Workshop on June 23rd – June 26th from 1:00 – 3:00 PM or … Continue reading

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Special Art Exhibit: George Bellis

George F. Bellis (1865 – 1956) worked from Wichita as an artist for many years until his death in 1956. His introduction to Wichita at the turn of the century was through an assignment to create stage sets for use … 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 … Continue reading

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Admiral’s Armada – Sunday, May 31st from 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

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Special Exhibit Opening: “Victorian Mourning Traditions – Home Funeral” – May 19th through May 31st

In solemn reflection, the parlor inside the Museum’s seven room Victorian Cottage is transformed to depict the scene of a typical Wichita Funeral Home of a century ago. During the 19th century, America adopted the mourning customs of England. The … Continue reading

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Special Program: Major General John Sedgwick Presented by Ken Spurgeon – May 16th at 2:00 PM

Join us for a special program examining the hero for whom our County is named: Major General John Sedgwick. Ken Spurgeon, historian, educator and filmmaker, will be presenting an illustrated lecture in the Museum’s DeVore Auditorium. In the late 19th … Continue reading

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Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville” – On exhibit through May 15th

On view at the Main Street Entrance of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Teenage Style of the 1960’s The years following World War II gave rise to a new level of affluence for American youth. With unprecedented buying power teenagers … Continue reading

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Blue Moon at the Museum! – May 1st, 7:00-10:00 PM

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its seventh 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

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