Happy Birthday, Wichita! Birthday Party July 23rd 1-4pm

The Wichita Birthday Party – Happy 146th & the 126th Birthday of Old City Hall

Saturday, July 23th 2016 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is celebrating two special birthdays on Saturday, July 23rd — the 146th anniversary of the founding of Wichita, and the 126tth anniversary of Wichita’s Original City Hall, now home to the Historical Museum.

Wichita was officially born July 21, 1870. Twenty years later, a grand ceremony was held on July 4, 1890 to celebrate the laying of the City Hall cornerstone. Beneath the cornerstone was a time capsule, opened 100 years later in celebration of the building’s Centennial. The contents are now on temporary exhibit.

See more of Wichita’s remarkable history wandering the four floors of the Museum’s exhibits and enjoy special tours, crafts, activities and refreshments. Admission is free to those individuals and small groups bringing a birthday card! Birthday cake served in Heritage Square (while it lasts!)

 Admission is free to those individuals and small groups bringing a Birthday Card!


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