Category Archives: Exhibits

Spring Break Tours & Activities – March 21-23

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is offering an engaging and fun opportunity for students and family members to learn about Wichita’s history during spring break!  Reservations requested – call the Museum at 316-265-9314. Tuesday, March 21 – 1:30-3:30 – Special … Continue reading

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“The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West”

The Chisholm Trail – Driving the American West, 1867-2017 On view at the Historical Museum March 9 – May 2, 2017 Many thanks to our exhibit sponsors – Radio Kansas,  KSN Channel 3, The Wichita Eagle, and Bill and Donna Ard. … Continue reading

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Torchlight Tours! New this year – Member’s Only Tour!

TORCHLIGHT TOUR – NEW THIS YEAR! MEMBERS ONLY TORCHLIGHT TOURS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th, 6-9pm General public invited Friday, October 28th, 6-9pm Just in time for Halloween, join us for MEMBERS ONLY Torchlight Tours with Heritage Square activities on Saturday, October … Continue reading

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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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