Senior Wednesday – Wichita’s Other Half

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Date(s) - 07/25/2018
9:30 am - 11:00 am

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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“Wichita’s Other Half” with Jane Rhoads “Wichita’s Other Half” looks at charitable institutions that existed in Wichita from 1870-1915.  During this period the first care for the needy was by neighbors.  But as time progressed, numerous charities to aid the less fortunate developed.  By the end of the period, 1915, many of the institutions we know today were active in helping fellow Wichitans.

Senior Wednesday admission is $2; admission is free for members.

The Senior Wednesday programs at the Historical Museum begin at 10:00 am, and the doors open at 9:30. Refreshments are served.

The exhibition is made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Jacob A. Riis: How the Other Half Lives is adapted from the exhibition Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half, organized by the Museum of the City of New York. The exhibition was curated by Bonnie Yochelson and co-presented by the Library of Congress. It was made possible with major grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Terra Foundation for American Arts, as well as support from D. Euan and Merete Baird, The Malkin Fund, Ronay and Richard L. Menschel, Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrick’s Foundation, C. Flemming and Judy Heilmann, Kan and Lotte Leschly, The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, and the John L. Loeb Jr. Foundation. It was adapted and toured for NEH on the Road by Mid-America Arts Alliance.

The Museum is grateful to the Wichita Eagle, KSN-TV, Radio Kansas, Lawrence Photo Print & Frame, Dean Bradley & Patrick Habkirk, and Lee & Ron Starkel for their support of the exhibit and its programming.


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