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

January 22 — 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 26 — For Your Amusement:The Wonderland Park on Ackerman Island   a newly expanded film about the first amusement park in Wichita presented by filmmaker Sara Harmon.

March 25 — CANCELLED:  The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstornung Tour: Race, Media and America’s National Pastime   by Phil S. Dixon.

April 22 — CANCELLED:  Wichita: Where Aviation Took Wing   by publisher Sonia Greteman, of the Greteman Group.

May 27 —  CANCELLED:  Politics on the Platform:  Woman Suffrage at the Chautauqua   by Sarah Bell, Development Officer for the Watkins Museum of History.  This presentation will examine how women used the Chautauqua platform to engage in political activism, particularly suffrage and temperance, and how this early movement laid the groundwork for contemporary issues of feminism and gender equality. Made possible through the support of Humanities Kansas and the League of Women Voters.

June 24 —  Foam on the Range   by Isaias McCaffery.   Humanities Kansas speaker tells how Kansas was on the forefront of the temperance movement, eventually becoming the first state to prohibit alcohol consumption.

July 22 —  The History of Wichita through a Unique Lens  by Dr. Schyler Jones, CBE and grandson of city founder J.R. Mead.

August 26 —  Wichita and the Railroad  Historian Jim Mason explores the early years of Wichita, shaped by the railroad.

September 23 —The Dizzy and Daffy Dean Barnstorming Tour: Race, Media and America’s National Pastime by Phil S. Dixon.


October 28 — The Prairie Print Makers   Art historian Bill North explores this influential local group of 20th century visual artists.

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