Museum Overview


To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.


The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum’s mission is to educate the community and its visitors about local history by collecting, preserving, and interpreting materials reflecting the heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County.

Core Values:

Discovery, Creativity, Empathy, Authenticity, Integrity, Service and Collaboration

These values are primary factors guiding the organization’s actions in meeting the mission and fulfilling the vision set for the Museum. By adhering to these simple tenets, the Museum is able to provide experiences which orient the visitor to the past, define the present, and help chart the course for the future.

Statement of Ethics:

The Museum’s policies and procedures are intended to reflect the values in the Code of Ethics for Museums of the American Association of Museums and the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum Statement of Ethics.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement:

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum recognizes that the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion are critical to our mission and are necessary to ensure progress toward the objective interpretation of history and a more just future. We are committed to the preservation of a collective history of the people of Wichita and Sedgwick County. We are guided by the belief that an inclusive interpretation must include critical thinking and different perspectives to forge a deeper understanding of the past, illuminating the present and elevating the future.


2023-24 Board of Trustees

Jim Bothner
Dean Bradley
Steve Criser
Kianga Crowley
Myra Devlin
Ross Devore
Lisa Dodson
Tom Dondlinger
Jay Fowler
Orin Friesen
Tera Hedrick
Robin Henry
Andee Higgins
Dan Housholder
Kay Janssen
Jack Kellogg
Donte Martin
Bob Moore
Lisa Parcell
TeOndra Phillips
Tracy Rutledge
Robin Spurrier
Georgia Stevens
Gail Williams

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