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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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Historical Museum to Participate in Blue Star Museums

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum announced the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day Live! – Saturday, September 28, 2013, 1-5 pm

Bring your “Museum Day Live! Admission Ticket” which will provide free admission for you and one guest to the Historical Museum.  If there are more than two in a household who want to visit our Museum, the other guests will … Continue reading

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Traveling Exhibit – Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas

Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas Traveling exhibition Americans by Choice: The Story of Immigration & Citizenship in Kansas, is open at  the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum through September 1, 2013, illustrates the paths to … 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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Ice Cream Social – Saturday, May 11th, 1-5pm

Games, fun, cake walk, face painting, ice cream and more! Also enjoy the Art Museum’s Art & Book Fair across the street at Century II Park Activities Free – Refreshments – $ 1.00 – Adult Museum Admission ½ PRICE $2.00, … Continue reading

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Young Historians Awards – Saturday, May 4th at 2pm

Join us as we celebrate National History Day winners and the DeVore Local History Essay winners! Special guest speaker Beccy Tanner of the Wichita Eagle. Free and open to the public.

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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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