Fourth Wednesday Mornings at the Museum

Presented by: WHiMS

Sponsored by:    The Trust Company of Kansas  and a generous grant by Mickey Armstrong

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10 a.m. Reservations are recommended to guarantee admission due to capacity restrictions–to confirm admission call 316-265-9314 or email tours@wichitahistory.org.  Presentation will also be available via Facebook.

Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main St.

January 27 — Celebrate Kansas Statehood by a cavalcade of musical guests. Great “Kansas style” music will be enjoyed as we celebrate our statehood, January 29, 1861.

February 24 — In the Center of it All: 90 Years of the Prairie Print Makers  by Cori Sherman North, Curator of the Birger Sandzen Memorial Gallery 

March 24 —  Join Wichita Art Museum Curator Tera Hedrick for a closer look at the exhibition The Artistic Life and Work of Genevieve Frickel

April 28 — Join archivist Gary Huffman in an in-depth look into the life of one of Wichita’s earliest settlers: Robert E. Lawrence.

May 26 — Jay Price and Enrique Navarro tell the story of the Somos de Wichita/We are Wichita project, a bilingual exhibit that tells the story of Latino families in Wichita in the 20th century.

June 23 — Historian Patrick O’Connor tells a story through a collection of 100 interviews, 2019-2021, concerning early days in some of Wichita’s old neighborhoods.

July 28 — Curator of Collections Jami Frazier Tracy and Museum Director Eric Cale discuss the Museum’s major publishing project, A Spell Created.

August 25 — Historian and journalist Beccy Tanner examines the influenza pandemic of 1918 as it swept through Sedgwick County. The first documented case occurred in Kansas, then spread across the globe, killing millions.

September 22 — Turn it up to 90 – the Electric Guitar and the 90th Anniversary of it Wichita World Debut, Museum Director Eric Cale presents the history behind the instrument’s genesis and explores it ascent to become the world’s most popular instrument. This presentation is in conjunction with the museum created exhibition of the same name which runs through 2022.

Up next:

October 27 — Gone But Not Forgotten: Restaurants of Wichita’s Past, presented by Denise Neil. A historic look at much loved and missed Wichita restaurants; based on her upcoming book to be published by Arcadia Press.

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