Category Archives: Exhibits

Art Exhibit – “Wichita’s Modern Art Galleries of Mid-Century”

Wichita, Kansas emerged as an American art center by the 1920′s as citizens organized to make visual art part of everyday life. By the 1950′s, Wichita’s avant garde abstract artists set up galleries of their own in downtown Wichita - first … Continue reading

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KFDI Special Exhibit including Artifacts and Sound Station with Radio Clips

Wichita’s first radio stations began broadcasting in 1922; four years before the automobile overtook the horse as the most popular means of transportation. That year station WAAP began broadcasting from a field in College Hill. No one could foresee what … Continue reading

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The Gage Brewer Guitar – “the first electric guitar” on Special Exhibit November 15th through the end of the year

Experts have agreed that the Gage Brewer Guitar “may well be the most historically important guitar ever made… it is the first modern electric guitar.” The instrument is a 1932 Ro-Pat-In (Rickenbacker) electric Spanish guitar. This remarkable instrument made its world-wide … Continue reading

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Celebrate Wichita’s Birthday – Sunday, July 21st 1-4pm

The Wichita Birthday Party – Happy 143rd! Sunday, July 21st 2013 from 1- 4pm. Celebrate the day and discover Wichita’s remarkable history wandering the 4 floors of the Museum’s exhibits located in Wichita’s original 1890 City Hall building. Enjoy special … Continue reading

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NEW EXHIBIT! Fashion – “Howard Greer, Designs for Hollywood and Wichita” March 5, 2013 – June 9, 2013

This exhibit features 1950s women’s clothing from the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s collection. The designer Howard Greer’s “ready to wear” pieces were sold from the Topaz Room of the Innes department store located in Wichita and are featured in this … Continue reading

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Kansas Day Program – Sunday, January 27th, 2013 2pm

Join us for a special Kansas Day program with Ron Wilson, “Now, That’s Rural: Entrepreneurs and Innovators Who Shaped Kansas Communities.” Our program is brought to you by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding of the history … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – March 27 – “Wichita: 1930-2000″ with Dr. Jay Price

Seniors 55 and older are invited to enjoy a special program on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10am. Members are admitted free; non-members are admitted for the special Senior Wednesday … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – January 23rd – “Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains”

Seniors 55 and older are invited to enjoy a special program on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10am. Members are admitted free; non-members are admitted for the special Senior Wednesday … Continue reading

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Holiday Wreath Festival – November 15-16

The Annual Holiday Wreath Festival will be held on Thursday, November 15th and Friday, November 16th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The Wreath Festival will feature wreathes, holiday gifts of all kinds, delicious baked goods, festive music, and special … Continue reading

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KPTS Screening of “The Dust Bowl” by Ken Burns – November 1st, 5:30

PBS, Florentine Films and KPTS invite you to a sneak preview of THE DUST BOWL premiering November 18 on KPTS/PBS. Join us Thursday, November 1 at the Wichita Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita. 5:30 Screening followed by guest speaker … Continue reading

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