Category Archives: Exhibits

The 75th Anniversary Party and Special Exhibit for the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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 three generations plus working to preserve local history. … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! – Saturday, September 27, 2014, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who 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 Live! … 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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House and Home Exhibit Presentation – “The Way We Thought We Were: The Ideal and Reality of the Postwar Suburbs”, July 19, 2014, 2:00 – 3:00pm

Illustrated lecture presented by Dr. Jay Price, WSU Public History Department. In the 1950′s, the suburb, complete with ranch house, rambling school, ultramodern shopping center and up-to-date church, seemed like the model way of life for a prosperous American society. … Continue reading

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New WINDOWS ON COLLECTIONS – Show Posters from the Museum’s Collection

Special exhibit located at the Museum’s Main Street Entrance from July 15 through September 14, 2014 . Until recently, the “Show Poster” was an essential form of advertising for public events.  The Museum has recently acquired a large collection of … Continue reading

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National Touring Exhibition, “House & Home” Opening June 14, 2014 and Special Events

What makes a house a home? Throughout American history, people have lived in all sorts of places, from military barracks and two-story colonials to college dormitories and row houses. House & Home, a new exhibition opening June 14, 2014, embarks … Continue reading

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Riverfest Temporary Exhibit

A complete set of Wichita River Festival Buttons, beginning with the “Wichitennial River Festival and Traders Day” button from 1972, exhibited on the first floor of the Museum through June 30, 2014. Admission to the Museum is $2.00 with a … Continue reading

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Admirals Armada – Sunday, June 1, 2014, 1:00-5:00 PM

Enjoy free admission to the Museum for this special event with your Riverfest button and discover a plethora of Wichita history, including a complete collection of Riverfest Buttons and items of Riverfest memorabilia. From 1:00-2:00 PM photos will be taken … Continue reading

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The Memorial Sesquicentennial of Major General John Sedgwick celebrated by the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Exhibit opens May 9th, 2014, the 150th anniversary of his death in battle. A special program presented by guest speaker, author, educator and filmmaker, Ken Spurgeon, is scheduled for 2:00PM Saturday, May 24th, at the Museum. Special admission to the … Continue reading

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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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