Category Archives: Exhibits

Happy Birthday, Wichita! Birthday Party July 23rd 1-4pm

The Wichita Birthday Party – Happy 146th & the 126th Birthday of Old City Hall Saturday, July 23th 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is celebrating two special birthdays on Saturday, July 23rd — the … 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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Heritage Square Opening Soon

Heritage Square will open to Museum visitors during regular hours, weather permitting. The Square was created in 1975 when the central police station was razed and the old City Hall renovated for the Historical Museum. Wichita Junior League created Heritage … 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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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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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

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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

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