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The Electric Guitar Symposium

Wichita holds the distinction of being the first to feature the electric guitar to the world’s stage, thanks to the initiative of local guitarist Gage Brewer. His relationship with the electric guitar’s inventors in Los Angeles afforded him the opportunity … Continue reading

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Blue Moon at the Museum! – April 30, 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 1940s and 1950s. The club was a … Continue reading

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Guitar Exhibits at the Historical Museum & Exploration Place!

The Historical Museum is partnering with Exploration Place to celebrate the guitar January 30 – June 5, 2016! Featured at the Historical Museum is The Electric Guitar – Wichita’s Instrument. The electric guitar may have been born in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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2015 Wreath Festival

The Annual Holiday Wreath Festival will be held on Thursday, November 19th and Friday, November 20th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Wreath Festival will feature wreaths, holiday gifts of all kinds, delicious baked goods, festive music, and special … Continue reading

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Kansas Brewers & Breweries – October 17th with Cindy Higgins

Join us on Saturday, October 17 at  2pm for a program on Kansas brewers and breweries! As settlers streamed into Kansas, brewers set up their mash tuns and wort kettles when making beer was still an art and state prohibition … Continue reading

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“Bootlegging in Wichta” by Pat O’Connor – Sat. Sept. 26th 2pm

In 1922, Wichitans consumed over two hundred gallons of bootlegged liquor each day and spent over $2 million a year to do so. Illicit liquor could be obtained in all economic strata, from the Ideal Shining Parlor to the (members … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Museum Day Live! September 26, 2015

In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums, which 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 … Continue reading

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Special Exhibit Opening September 1st: “Spirited: Prohibition in America”

During the era of Prohibition, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages from 1920 until 1933. A new exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America, on view September 1st – October 20th at the Historical Museum, explores this tumultuous time … Continue reading

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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

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