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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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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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