At Home with History

The Museum has been housed in Wichita’s original City Hall for the last three decades. This landmark building was 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.

For visitors of all ages, the Museum uses local history to inspire. For the young, the Museum imbues their world with significance, sparks curiosity and allows them to relate to a wider world free from the constraints of time. For adults, the Museum offers amusement, perspective and a rare opportunity for reflection.

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