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Senior Wednesday – Kansas Day Celebration

A celebration of statehood in song and verse!

Over the past several years, it has become a tradition at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum to celebrate Kansas statehood with live performances in song and verse, harkening back to the cowboy years of Kansas. Kansas joined the union in 1861 as other states left to form the confederacy leading to the Civil War. Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita were established 9 years later in 1870 during the height of the cowboy era.

Before coming out for our annual Kansas Day Celebration on the 28th, the Diamond “W” Wranglers and Jenny Lou and the Buckaroos and other local performers including “Cowboy Poet” Scott Wiswell, will put on an hour-long performance for a special Kansas Day Senior Wednesday on January 24th!

Doors open at 9:30am
Non-Member Admission Fee – $2 (Annual Memberships available starting at $25- Learn more at: Memberships)
Refreshments provided by the “Friends of the Historical Museum” (served prior to program).

Program starts at 10am  in the DeVore Auditorium (2nd Floor) – Tour to follow at 11am

(Due to capacity restrictions, program has limited seating of 60.)

Senior Wednesdays are informational and entertaining sessions, designed for active seniors and offered by a collaboration of local institutions. Learn more at Seniorwednesday.org
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum offers their Senior Wednesdays on the 4th Wednesday of each month, January-October. Topics and presenters will be announced as scheduled. Keep an eye on our website for details.
The Museum’s Senior Wednesday programs are made possible through a generous grant by the Charles and Joanne McIlwaine Foundation.

Don’t miss any of our upcoming Senior Wednesdays in 2024!