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The Museum has been housed in Wichita’s original City Hall, a landmark building constructed in 1890 and is considered an exhibit in itself. A wide variety of the Museum’s exhibits showcase life in Wichita over the centuries, from the Wichita Indian tribe—whose name the town adopted— to the cowboys who drove their cattle here, to the dawn of aviation and the City’s role as the Air Capital of the World.

Take a Tour

  • Floor 1

    On the Museum’s first floor you’ll find: Special exhibits at the Main Street entrance, the Museum Gift Shop, staffed by volunteers, the Davis Orientation Gallery…

  • Floor 2

    On the second floor you’ll find: The DeVore Auditorium containing the Victorian Silver Plate exhibit, the Vintage Drugstore, A Child’s World exhibit, and numerous special…

  • Floor 3

    On the third floor you’ll find: The core exhibit “Wichita the Magic City” which chronicles Wichita’s first fifty years. This is where the Museum begins…

  • Floor 4

    On the fourth floor you’ll find: special exhibits in the Slawson Gallery and the core exhibit “Spirit of Wichita” exhibit which continues the time line…

Special Exhibitions

Art Exhibition: Genevieve Frickel

THE ARTISTIC LIFE  and WORK of GENEVIEVE FRICKEL Genevieve Ingram Frickel (1900-1985) was an independent visual artist and remarkable figure in the local art and…

The Parking Meter

  History museum exhibits often encourage exploring the familiar by viewing it through the lens of the past.The parking meter struck us as an obvious…

Turn It Up to 90! – The Electric Guitar and the 90th Anniversary of its Wichita World Debut

This special exhibit, featuring dozens of historic electric guitars and, explores Wichita’s connection to the most popular musical instrument  of our time. The Museum has…

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