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Final Friday – Family Friendly Torchlight Tour, Friday, October 26, 7-10pm

Just in time for Halloween, join us for Final Friday Night in the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, for a fun, family-friendly tour of the Museum in the dark! Flashlights will be provided for participants who will be guided through the … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – “Wichita’s History in Picture Postcards” by Jim Mason, Wednesday, October 24

Wichita’s History in Picture Postcards:  Jim Mason will give an illustrated presentation about his new book, Wichita, that features 206 vintage picture postcards showing what our city was like a century ago.  Jim will sign copies of the book afterwards. … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – “Prairie Living” by John Richardson – Wednesday, September 26

Prairie Living by John Richardson An illustrated presentation of dwelling styles used in the prairie, including the earth and grass lodges of the Native Americans, dugouts and sod houses, modern Prairie Style of architecture developed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the … Continue reading

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Special Program: Herb Jeffries Retrospective & Mayoral Proclamation – Saturday, September 15, 2:30 pm

Saturday, September 15th at 2:30 p.m. Admission to this event and the Museum is free. Special Program: Herb Jeffries Retrospective and Mayoral Proclamation celebrating Jeffries Career and historic impact on popular culture. This look back at the Professional Career of … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – August 22 – “Life in Kirby Castle” doors open 9:30; program begins 10am

Life in the Kirby Castle by Vince Marshall The Kirby Castle, built in Wichita’s Riverside addition during the booming growth years in the 1880s, was the city’s largest mansion for many years. Enjoy stories and images of the Castle and … Continue reading

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Final Friday – July 27th 5-8pm “Furnishing the Atomic Era”

SPECIAL EXHIBIT OPENS: “Furnishing the Atomic Era” at local history headquarters: The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. FINAL FRIDAY OPENING EVENT Friday, July 27th 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is free and open to the public The “Atomic Era” brought … Continue reading

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Senior Wednesday – July 25th – “Life of Gage Brewer” doors open 9:30am; program begins at 10am

Life of Gage Brewer with Museum Executive Director Eric Cale Wichitan Gage Brewer was a musician, educator and orchestra leader from the 1930s-1950s. Hear his only known recording, and learn more about Gage Brewer and the influence he continues to … Continue reading

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First Friday – Celebrating the e guitar @80! July 6, 6-9pm

Join us for a First Friday event, celebrating the E Guitar @ 80 exhibit with musical performances. Friday, July 6, 6-9pm, free and open to the public! Talented local guitarists will deliver cameo performances spotlighting the electric guitar.  

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Wreath Festival on November 17 & 18

The Annual Holiday Wreath Festival will be held on Thursday, November 17th and Friday, November 18th from 10:00 am until 2:00  p.m. The Wreath Festival will feature wreaths, holiday gifts of all kinds, delicious baked goods, festive music, and special … Continue reading

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Author Event – Tuesday, Nov. 10th 7pm, “Midnight Rising: John Brown & the Raid that Sparked the Civil War” with Tony Horwitz

Tony Horwitz “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War On Tuesday, November 10th at 7pm, Tony Horwitz will discuss his new book, “Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid that Sparked the Civil War,” the … Continue reading

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