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Summer Family Programs!

Activities abound at the Historical Museum for young people and their families this summer! The Museum’s educators have created programs designed to uniquely engage these special visitors in memorable, exhibit-focused activities. All sessions are conducted by experienced, expert teachers. Visit … Continue reading

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“Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives” on view June 16 – August 11

    Jacob A. Riis was a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the twentieth century. His then-novel idea of using photographs of the city’s slums to illustrate the plight of impoverished residents … Continue reading

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Final Friday – Art Exhibit Opening “Fred Wassall ‘ Mid-Western Mystic'”

“Final Friday” Opening – Fri. April. 27th 5-8 P.M. Free and Open to the Public Featuring Music by Wichita Guitar Society members John Francis and Richard Johnson  SPECIAL ART EXHIBIT:   Fred Wassall, mid-western mystic Showing at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum … Continue reading

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DeVore Essay Contest

The Historical Museum presents our 9th Annual Essay Contest… “Conflict & Compromise” One winner from each of the following grade levels (6-8 & 9-12) will receive a $200 prize and a collection of books for their class! Essays are due … Continue reading

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Winter Programming – Experience Special Tours!

Enjoy the holiday season at the Historical Museum!  The Museum is decorated in festive splendor and we invite you to join us for the following special tours: A Child’s World Tuesday, December 19th 1-3pm Thursday, December 21st 1-3pm Join us … Continue reading

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Summer Workshops for Youth!

The Museum has several special workshops for young people  this summer! “Cursive Writing Workshop” from 1pm – 3pm, June 6-9, (Tuesday-Friday). Students will learn the art of cursive writing, also known as penmanship. Recommended for students entering third grade and … Continue reading

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Spring Break Tours & Activities – March 21-23

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is offering an engaging and fun opportunity for students and family members to learn about Wichita’s history during spring break!  Reservations requested – call the Museum at 316-265-9314. Tuesday, March 21 – 1:30-3:30 – Special … Continue reading

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Blue Moon at the Museum! – April 29, 7:00-10:00 PM

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will hold its eighth annual “Blue Moon at the Museum” party, transforming the Museum into the original Blue Moon Nightclub, which was located on South Oliver during the 1940s and 1950s. The club was a popular … Continue reading

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“The Chisholm Trail: Driving the American West”

The Chisholm Trail – Driving the American West, 1867-2017 On view at the Historical Museum March 9 – May 2, 2017 Many thanks to our exhibit sponsors – Radio Kansas,  KSN Channel 3, The Wichita Eagle, and Bill and Donna Ard. … Continue reading

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Final Friday – “Furnishing the Atomic Era” closing event

SPECIAL EXHIBIT CLOSES: “Furnishing the Atomic Era” This Final Friday event is free and open to the public The “Atomic Era” brought many changes to the lives of average Wichitans. The postwar economy brought higher middle class incomes, leisure time, … Continue reading

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