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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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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

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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 at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. Free admission for this event … 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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“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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Wichita’s 144 Birthday Party!!! Sunday, July 20, 2014,1:00 – 5:00pm

Celebrate the day and discover Wichita’s remarkable history wandering the four floors of the Museum’s exhibits located in Wichita’s original 1890 City Hall building. Enjoy special tours, crafts, activities and refreshments, scheduled from 1 to 5 pm. Admission is free … Continue reading

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