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WICHITA-SEDGWICK COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM 2016 ESSAY CONTEST

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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Blue Moon 2013 Photos Now Available On-Line!

Paste the link to your browser to view images from the Blue Moon event, 2013! http://www.pbase.com/bruceward/bluemoon2013

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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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Senior Wednesday – January 23rd – “Hunting and Trading on the Great Plains”

Seniors 55 and older are invited to enjoy a special program on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Doors open at 9:30 and the program begins at 10am. Members are admitted free; non-members are admitted for the special Senior Wednesday … Continue reading

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KPTS Screening of “The Dust Bowl” by Ken Burns – November 1st, 5:30

PBS, Florentine Films and KPTS invite you to a sneak preview of THE DUST BOWL premiering November 18 on KPTS/PBS. Join us Thursday, November 1 at the Wichita Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita. 5:30 Screening followed by guest speaker … Continue reading

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Tallgrass Film Association Special Screening of “The Selling” Friday, July 13, 7-9pm

Paraskevidekatriaphobics, beware: with three Friday the 13ths in 2012, each thirteen weeks apart, those with a deep, blinding fear of the day might be averse to watching the Special Screening hosted by Tallgrass Film Association on July 13. All others … Continue reading

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