Category Archives: Director

Final Friday Opening Event of Special Art Exhibit: George Bellis – Friday, March 27th from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Final Friday exhibit opening featuring an illustrated lecture by historian Jane Rhoads from 5:30 – 6:30pm. This Final Friday event is free and open to the public. George F. Bellis (1865 – 1956) worked from Wichita as an artist for … Continue reading

Posted in Director, Final Friday, Special Exhibit | Leave a comment

Special Exhibit: “Mod Rags from Teensville” – On exhibit through May 2015

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

Posted in Curator, Director, Exhibits | Leave a comment

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Presents the 2015 Essay Contest!

      Theme: “Leadership and Legacy in Wichita’s History“     One winner will be selected from each of the following grade levels: Grades 6 – 8:  First Place $250 Grades 9 – 12:  First Place $250 Contest Rules: … Continue reading

Posted in Director, Educator | Tagged | Leave a comment

Final Friday Visual Art Exhibits – February 27th 5:00 – 8:00pm

Celebrate our local built environment with the paintings of Wichita Artist Bill Goffrier. Here is an artist using the old world (old school?) technique of painting in the open air from direct observation (en plein air). The art work featured … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Exhibits, Final Friday, Gift Shop | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Annual Kansas Day Program: Celebrating Kansas Statehood with Music & New Book Signing – Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Celebrate Kansas Statehood (January 29th, 1861) from 2:00 – 3:00pm with a musical performance by The Prairie Rose Rangers, The Crowson’s and The Home Rangers! Followed at 3:00pm by a signing of the new book 999 Kansas Characters by Dave … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, Curator, Director, Kansas Day, Program | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Special Exhibits Opening Saturday, October 25th through December 31st, 2014: Celebrating the “Mystery S” & Walter Beech Air Race Trophies

Celebrating the “Mystery S” Featuring film footage taken at the Wichita Airport circa 1930 One of the legendary racing planes of the era rolled out of Wichita’s Travel Air plant in 1929. It was the result of an experimental project … Continue reading

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

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

*** For Exhibit Challenge Answers Click Here *** 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 … Continue reading

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

Aviation Programs by Author Historian Edward H. Phillips – Saturday, October 25th & Sunday, October 26th at 2:00PM

Noted historian Edward H. Phillips will present a series of programs on Saturday, October 25th and Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:00pm as part of a special aviation exhibit at the Historical Museum. Programs are free and open to the … Continue reading

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

Author Event with Deke Dickerson – The Strat in the Attic: Thrilling Stories of Guitar Archaeology – Monday, October 13th, 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Free admission for this event which will take place at Watermark Books & Cafe located at 4701 E. Douglas, the corner of Douglas and Oliver. Watermark Books, in partnership with the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, is pleased to present Deke … Continue reading

Posted in Director, Events | 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