Category Archives: Special Exhibits

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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The Electric Guitar Symposium

Wichita holds the distinction of being the first to feature the electric guitar to the world’s stage, thanks to the initiative of local guitarist Gage Brewer. His relationship with the electric guitar’s inventors in Los Angeles afforded him the opportunity … 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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Special Art Exhibit: George Bellis

George F. Bellis (1865 – 1956) worked from Wichita as an artist for many years until his death in 1956. His introduction to Wichita at the turn of the century was through an assignment to create stage sets for use … Continue reading

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Special Exhibit: “MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear – Showing July 2nd through August 2015

1st Floor Windows on Collections – Recent additions to the Museum’s Collection “MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands … Continue reading

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Special Exhibit Opening: “Victorian Mourning Traditions – Home Funeral” – May 19th through May 31st

In solemn reflection, the parlor inside the Museum’s seven room Victorian Cottage is transformed to depict the scene of a typical Wichita Funeral Home of a century ago. During the 19th century, America adopted the mourning customs of England. The … Continue reading

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Final Friday Opening Event of Special Art Exhibit: George Bellis – Friday, March 27th from 5:00 – 7:00pm

Final Friday exhibit opening featuring an illustrated lecture by historian Jane Rhoads from 5:30 – 6:30pm. This Final Friday event is free and open to the public. George F. Bellis (1865 – 1956) worked from Wichita as an artist for … Continue reading

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