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New Core Exhibits Opened

“Of the People, by the People, for the People” an exhibit about civics and government & “Wichita’s Mayor’s Office of 1892” a recreation of Mayor John Carey’s 1892 office in its original room in old city hall (which has served … Continue reading

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Holiday Activities for Families

The Museum has planned special Winter Break programming for families! Wednesday, December 28th, 1:00-3:00 pm – Child’s World Tour & Activities Take a peek into the past to see what it was like to be a kid a century ago! … Continue reading

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Theme: Exploration, Encounter, Exchange in Local History Sponsored by the DeVore Family Foundation. One winner will be selected from each of the following grade levels: Grades 6 – 8:  First Place $250 Grades 9 – 12:  First Place $250 Contest … 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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HELD OVER THRU OCT. 25 – “Spirited: Prohibition in America”

During the era of Prohibition, Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport intoxicating beverages from 1920 until 1933. A new exhibit, Spirited: Prohibition in America, on view September 1st – October 20th at the Historical Museum, explores this tumultuous time … 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 … Continue reading

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Blue Moon 2013 Photos Now Available On-Line!

Paste the link to your browser to view images from the Blue Moon event, 2013!

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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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Final Friday – “Western Lithograph: Fine Art Printing” Exhibit Opening, March 29th 7-9pm

Join us for Final Friday – Exhibit opening of “Western Lithograph Company – The Fine Art Printing Program” Wichita, Kansas emerged as an American art center during the 1920’s as citizens organized to make visual art part of everyday life. … Continue reading

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Annual Membership Meeting – Wednesday, March 20th, 5pm

All museum members are invited to attend the Annual Membership Meeting on Wednesday, March 20th at 5pm.

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