Museum of World Treasures

Museum of World Treasures From pre-history to modern day, discover treasures around every corner. Featuring Ivan the T. rex, two real Egyptian mummies, military history, and more!
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The Museum of World Treasures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a world history museum and member of the American Alliance of Museums. We have taken the Pledge of Excellence: The Museum of World Treasures pledges that, in fulfillment of our educational mission, we will strive to operate according to national standards and best practices to the best of our abilities and in accordance with our resources.

The Museum of World Treasures is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a world history museum and member of the American Alliance of Museums. We have taken the Pledge of Excellence: The Museum of World Treasures pledges that, in fulfillment of our educational mission, we will strive to operate according to national standards and best practices to the best of our abilities and in accordance with our resources.

Mission: "To provide a gateway to the past which educates, entertains, and inspires lifelong learning."

Operating as usual

#historymemes #AncientEgypt #pyramids #aliens #Egyptians #ICTlife #WichitaKS #museum #MuseumMemes
01/25/2021

#historymemes #AncientEgypt #pyramids #aliens #Egyptians #ICTlife #WichitaKS #museum #MuseumMemes

These aren't just paper dolls โ€” no, they're actually cards, complete with an envelope and sticker sheet! Not sure what t...
01/24/2021

These aren't just paper dolls โ€” no, they're actually cards, complete with an envelope and sticker sheet! Not sure what to write on the inside? Just decorate it with the sticker sheet of quotes, sayings, and images provided.

Perfect to send to a friend, or keep you company at your desk. ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

#QuotableNotables #Mozart #FrederickDouglas #LeonardoDaVinci #art #culture #history #museum #ICTlife

#ArtifactSpotlight โœจ This naval artillery shell (approximately 24 inches tall) was one of millions that were made in mun...
01/23/2021

#ArtifactSpotlight โœจ This naval artillery shell (approximately 24 inches tall) was one of millions that were made in munitions (military factories) all across Europe. Artillery shells were stored in massive quantities and posed a serious threat to those working with them.

The Battle of Jutland was the largest naval battle of World War I, and one of the largest in history. It saw Britain's best ships, known as the Grand Fleet, face off against Germany's best ships, known as the High Sea Fleet. The battle involved more than 250 ships and 100,000 men.

The German navy lost 11 ships, including a battleship and a battle cruiser, and suffered 3,058 casualties; the British sustained heavier losses, with 14 ships sunk, including three battle cruisers, and 6,784 casualties.

#history #WorldWarI #NavalArtillery #war #culture #museum #MOWT #ICTlife #WichitaKS #CollectionsHighlight #artifact

We'll just leave these here... Happy Friday, everyone!#Berniememes #berniememes2021 #museums #history #ICTlife #MuseumOf...
01/22/2021

We'll just leave these here... Happy Friday, everyone!

#Berniememes #berniememes2021 #museums #history #ICTlife #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #exhibits #CoffeeWiththeCurator

#FlashbackFriday to our Rocks & Minerals Scouts program, held exactly eight years ago, in 2013!These young explorers vis...
01/22/2021

#FlashbackFriday to our Rocks & Minerals Scouts program, held exactly eight years ago, in 2013!

These young explorers visited our "Crystalizing Cultures" exhibit and learned all about geology, minerals, and how these natural resources play a role in human civilization. They also decorated and named their own pet rocks! "Rock Cousteau" โ€” complete with a dapper mustache โ€” is pictured with his proud pet-owner. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Join us next Thursday for our first Late Night of the year! Discounted admission: $6 per person, Members are free.#LateN...
01/21/2021

Join us next Thursday for our first Late Night of the year! Discounted admission: $6 per person, Members are free.

#LateNights #AfterHours #museum #WichitaKS #ICTlife
#history #MOWT #artifacts #culture #art #prehistoric

It's not too late to register for a virtual viewing of tomorrow morning's Coffee With the Curator presentation! Visit wo...
01/20/2021

It's not too late to register for a virtual viewing of tomorrow morning's Coffee With the Curator presentation! Visit worldtreasures.org/events to learn more.

Plan on attending in-person? Pre-packaged refreshments and coffee, generously provided by The Spice Merchant โ€” Wichita's Gourmet Coffee & Tea Roaster โ€” will be provided. โ˜•

#CoffeeWithTheCurator #2021LearningChallenge #history #MorganHorses #horses #history #educate #entertain #inspire

#TodayInHistory, January 19, 1903, the new bicycle race, "Tour de France," was announced. Sixty riders started the first...
01/19/2021

#TodayInHistory, January 19, 1903, the new bicycle race, "Tour de France," was announced. Sixty riders started the first Tour de France on July 1, 1903. The conditions were challenging, with the stages of the race often taking place on roads that were in a poor state. Bikes were very basic and heavy, compared to those used by modern day competitors. ๐Ÿšฒ

The Tour de France is now watched all around the world, with an audience that includes many non-cyclists, and is perhaps the greatest 'mainstream' endurance event there is.

Has you or someone you know raced in the Tour de France? Leave comment below! ๐Ÿ‘‡

#TourDeFrance #OnThisDay #France #bicycle #1903 #2021 #MOWT #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #museums #history

โ€œHis body guards werenโ€™t all that happy, but when he saw us, he was nothing but kind. He asked us questions about being ...
01/18/2021

โ€œHis body guards werenโ€™t all that happy, but when he saw us, he was nothing but kind. He asked us questions about being students and what our futures held. We answered and as we were complimenting him, it was just beyond belief that we were standing there, right there... and that he was encouraging us directly to help make a difference."

In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, we invite you to read on about one Wichita man's powerful encounter with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. over 50 years ago at Southern Methodist University in Texas.

Click to read the blog post ๐Ÿ‘‰ worldtreasures.org/blog/a-handshake-that-sparked-change-meeting-dr-martin-luther-king-jr

#DrMartinLutherKingJr #IHaveADream #MLK

Caption this!#museums #history #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #WichitaKS
01/17/2021

Caption this!

#museums #history #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #WichitaKS

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - MichelangeloPick up your own David Bust Planter in ou...
01/16/2021

"I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free." - Michelangelo

Pick up your own David Bust Planter in our Museum Store today! We're open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.

#Michelangelo #David #planter #plantpeople #WichitaKS #ICTlife #Iloveplants #art #culture #homedecor #museum

If you love horses and/or history, this month's #CoffeeWithTheCurator presentation is just for you! At 9:00 am Thursday,...
01/15/2021

If you love horses and/or history, this month's #CoffeeWithTheCurator presentation is just for you! At 9:00 am Thursday, Jan. 21, please join us in welcoming 18-year-old Lucy Enns as she shares the history of Morgan Horses in America.

To register for virtual options or to learn more about the speaker, please visit worldtreasures.org/events

#history #museum #MorganHorses #educate #entertain #inspire #WichitaKS #AmericanHistory #animals #coffee #CoffeeTalk

What's the best way to experience the fullness of our Museum? By becoming a Museum Member! Become a Member for as little...
01/14/2021

What's the best way to experience the fullness of our Museum? By becoming a Museum Member!

Become a Member for as little as $43 (and use today's receipt toward your total) and receive:
โ€ข Free general admission for one full year
โ€ข Free entry to select programs like Coffee With the Curator
โ€ข 15% off items purchased in the Museum Store
โ€ข And more!

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#OnThisDay, January 13, 1953, Donald Argee โ€œDonโ€ Barksdale became the first Black player to play in an NBA All-Star Game...
01/13/2021

#OnThisDay, January 13, 1953, Donald Argee โ€œDonโ€ Barksdale became the first Black player to play in an NBA All-Star Game. Barksdale was also the first Black player to be named an NCAA All-American and the first to play on the United States menโ€™s Olympic team.

Itโ€™s no surprise that Barksdale he ended up in the Hall of Fame, even after playing his first professional basketball game as a 28-year-old rookie. His playing career in the NBA came to an end due to excessive ankle injuries, but he remains one of the more decorated players in the early days of the NBA.

#TodayInHistory #HallOfFame #NBA #AllStars #history #museums #WichitaKS #ICTlife #MOWT #MuseumOfWorldTreasures

#OnThisDay January 12, 2001, the Museum of World Treasures was born! Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke founded the Museum of W...
01/12/2021

#OnThisDay January 12, 2001, the Museum of World Treasures was born!

Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke founded the Museum of World Treasures as a nonprofit organization in 2001 at the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas. About two years later โ€“ due to tremendous growth โ€“ the Museum relocated to the well known "Farm & Art Market" building in Old Town. Our building is located just east of downtown and is a converted former paper warehouse.

Thank you for helping us grow all these years! #HappyBirthday to our little Wichita history!

#WichitaKS #ICTlife #history #museum #birthday #ThisDayInHistory #MuseumOfWorldTreasures

Know of a golden candidate who'd enjoy joining our Museum team (and work in the heart of Old Town, Wichita)? Visit world...
01/11/2021

Know of a golden candidate who'd enjoy joining our Museum team (and work in the heart of Old Town, Wichita)?

Visit worldtreasures.org/about/careers to apply today.

#NewYearNewJob #NowHiring #JoinOurTeam #ApplyNow #ICT #history #WichitaKS #museum #MuseumOfWorldTreasures

#historymemes #nobleman #NoTimeToTalk #Hawk #museum
01/10/2021

#historymemes #nobleman #NoTimeToTalk #Hawk #museum

#FunFact ๐Ÿ‘‰ The American Museum of Natural History has over ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ in its collectionโ€” only about 3 percent ...
01/08/2021

#FunFact ๐Ÿ‘‰ The American Museum of Natural History has over ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐š๐œ๐ญ๐ฌ in its collectionโ€” only about 3 percent of which are on public display. Some of the pieces behind-the-scenes include a giant squid beak, a 20-million-year-old butterfly, and a 21,000-carat light blue topaz. According to the museum, its collections grow by around 90,000 specimens each year.

#historyfacts #museums #worldhistory #AmericanMuseumOfNaturalHistory #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #ICTlife

Did you know that the Morgan Horse was the first official horse breed in the United States? Come discover the history of...
01/07/2021

Did you know that the Morgan Horse was the first official horse breed in the United States? Come discover the history of these beautiful creatures at this month's Coffee With the Curator, presented by 18-year-old, Lucy Enns!

About the Speaker:
A Wichita native, Lucy is currently a student at Friends University. She's worked with Morgan Horses since she was four years old, and considers herself lucky to own two lovely Morgans of her own. In October, Lucy and her carriage horse "Mabelene" placed in the top three in the World Championship, held at the Morgan Grand National in Oklahoma City.

To register for virtual options or to learn more, visit worldtreasures.org/events

#MorganHorse #CoffeeWithTheCurator #WichitaKS #educate #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #MOWT #ICTlife #horses #history

We're on the lookout for a passionate, hardworking individual to be our newest addition to the team! Visit our website t...
01/06/2021

We're on the lookout for a passionate, hardworking individual to be our newest addition to the team! Visit our website to apply: https://worldtreasures.org/about/careers

#NowHiring #JobOpening #JobsInWichitaKS #history #museums #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #ICTlife #WichitaKS

Thanks to you, we made it through! Your dedicated donations and continued support as a whole enabled us to reach audienc...
01/06/2021

Thanks to you, we made it through!

Your dedicated donations and continued support as a whole enabled us to reach audiences we couldn't have otherwise in 2020. Thank you for supporting our mission and for reminding us of how many people our nonprofit organization has to be grateful for. We're humbled and blessed to be a part of such an encouraging Wichita community.

Cheers to the start of a promising new year!
Sincerely,
Your Museum of World Treasures Family

#Grateful #2020 #ThankYou #WichitaKS #Support #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #Community #2021

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01/06/2021

Museum of World Treasures's cover photo

01/06/2021
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History

We dig this. ๐Ÿฆ•

Doing what we can to keep the #yalepeabodyrenovation on-brand in 2021. Please enjoy this #dinosaur demolition distraction and wishing everyone a happy new year!

Video courtesy of Chris Meyer, Turner Construction
Yale University

Museum of World Treasures's cover photo
01/05/2021

Museum of World Treasures's cover photo

Tune in or visit us in person tomorrow at 1:30 pm for Chuck McClary's fascinating presentation on local aviator, Clyde C...
01/05/2021

Tune in or visit us in person tomorrow at 1:30 pm for Chuck McClary's fascinating presentation on local aviator, Clyde Cessna! Only $4 for nonmembers, Members are free.

โœˆ๏ธ Register for virtual options at worldtreasures.org/events

#SeniorWednesday #Cessna #WichitaKS #localhistory

#historymemes #Narcissus #museums #history #WichitaKS #ICT
01/05/2021

#historymemes #Narcissus #museums #history #WichitaKS #ICT

Can't make it in person on Wednesday? That's the beauty of virtual programming! Tune in remotely, play the lecture in th...
01/02/2021

Can't make it in person on Wednesday? That's the beauty of virtual programming! Tune in remotely, play the lecture in the background as you work, or cozy up in your favorite chair with a cup of tea and watch away.

Learn more or register for a virtual viewing at worldtreasures.org/events

#SeniorWednesday #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #ICTlife #Cessna #WichitaKS #LocalHistory #educate #inspire #MOWT

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01/01/2021

Museum of World Treasures's cover photo

Happy New Year! Due to inclement weather and road conditions, we are closed today for New Years Day. Stay safe out there...
01/01/2021

Happy New Year! Due to inclement weather and road conditions, we are closed today for New Years Day. Stay safe out there, friends! Happy New Year to all! ๐Ÿค—

#SnowDay #HappyNewYear #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #ICT

Looking to learn more in 2021? Tune into our monthly lecture programs โ€” available both in person and virtually, and desi...
12/31/2020

Looking to learn more in 2021? Tune into our monthly lecture programs โ€” available both in person and virtually, and designed for lifelong learners of ALL ages.

Ready to start your new year's resolution strong? We'll see you next week. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Learn more at worldtreasures.org/events

#CoffeeWithTheCurator #SeniorWednesday #LearnMore #Learn #educate #entertain #inspire #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #ICTlife #NewYear #NewYearsResolutions #LifelongLearner

Just like New Yearโ€™s Eve, Omisoka (ๅคงๆ™ฆๆ—ฅ) is the Japanese tradition that celebrates the beginning of a new year with new p...
12/31/2020

Just like New Yearโ€™s Eve, Omisoka (ๅคงๆ™ฆๆ—ฅ) is the Japanese tradition that celebrates the beginning of a new year with new possibilities. In preparation for a new year and a clean slate, people purify their homes and remove last yearโ€™s clutter by cleaning from top to bottom. This is called โ€œosoji."

Traditionally, those who celebrate have a feast with friends and family featuring historical Japanese foods. At 11 pm, many will gather to have one last meal of toshikoshi-soba (noodles). This is a tradition that comes from the belief that eating long noodles will give you a long life and help you cross from one year to the next! But Omisoka isnโ€™t just about having a party, it is also considered a spiritual event for many Japanese people.

Want to teach your kids more about this fun holiday? Visit http://ow.ly/ESwp50CW7nq

#Omisoka #JapaneseNewYear #HappyNewYear #history #educate #entertain #inspire #lifelonglearners #museums

After the year we've all endured, we're counting down the minutes to 2021. We depend on donors like you to make a tax-de...
12/30/2020

After the year we've all endured, we're counting down the minutes to 2021. We depend on donors like you to make a tax-deductible, year-end gift to the Museum of World Treasures in order to provide the best possible experiences and resources for our community members. Please consider donating your year-end gift by visiting worldtreasures.org/donate.

๐ƒ๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ? The CARES Act, passed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, allows individuals or couples who take the standard deduction to take an additional deduction of up to $300 for charitable giving. This includes gifts made to The Museum of World Treasures before the New Year.

Learn more by visiting the IRS website: http://ow.ly/YNZl50CXdDl

Collections Spotlight โœจ These are various World War II era bills. The Italian 1 Lira note was issued by the Allied Milit...
12/30/2020

Collections Spotlight โœจ These are various World War II era bills. The Italian 1 Lira note was issued by the Allied Military Currency. Written on the back are the statements, "Freedom of speech, Freedom of religion, Freedom from want, and Freedom from fear."

Also shown are a 1 pound note issued by the Commonwealth of Australia and a 25 cent note worth up to 5 rupees, both displaying the portrait of King George VI of England. Lastly, there are two Japanese 50 yen notes, one 5 yen note, and one yen note dating from 1930 to 1943.

#ArtifactSpotlight #MuseumofWorldTreasures #MOWT #ICTlife #WichitaKS #educate #entertain #inspire #lifelonglearners

โœˆ๏ธ Clyde Cessna started his career in a small building near downtown Wichita and went on to make one of the most ubiquit...
12/29/2020

โœˆ๏ธ Clyde Cessna started his career in a small building near downtown Wichita and went on to make one of the most ubiquitous airplanes in general aviation. Discover the history of this noteworthy local aviator at next Wednesday's Senior Wednesday program.

Attend in person at the Museum or virtually! This event is free for Museum Members and only $4 for nonmembers.

To register for virtual options or to learn more, please visit worldtreasures.org/events

#SeniorWednesday #ClydeCessna #CessnaAircraft #Cessna #WichitaKS #local #aviation #airplane #Wichita #ICTlife #museums #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #monthlyprograms

At the end of his visit, Arti decided that watching the guestsโ€™ excitement as they marveled at artifacts was perhaps the...
12/25/2020

At the end of his visit, Arti decided that watching the guestsโ€™ excitement as they marveled at artifacts was perhaps the biggest โ€œworld treasureโ€ of all. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

May all your days be merry and bright! โœจ We can't wait to see you again soon. ๐Ÿค—

With love,
Your Museum of World Treasures family

#ArtiTheArtifactElf #MuseumOfWorldTreasures #ElfOnAShelf

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835 E 1st St N
Wichita, KS
67202

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Admission Prices: Adult: $9.95 Senior: $8.95 Youth: $7.95 Children 3 & under are Free! Family Day Pass: $32.95 (2 adults/2 children) Group Tours & Memberships Available. Prices do not include tax. Memberships start at only $36 and include: - General admission for one full year to the named adult(s) and any children included in the membership - Invitations and discounts for members only special events, educational programs, exhibit openings and lectures - Two one-time guest passes to the Museum - Additional guest passes for only $7 (+tax) each - Special discounts on Summer Adventure Camp - 15% off items purchased in the Museum store - And More!

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 12:00 - 17:00

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(316) 263-1311

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The Museum of World Treasures is a unique experience that will leave you a new scope and appreciation for history. This is an incredible collection of artifacts from many parts of the world and cultures. It will augment your knowledge and our place in time.
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Please, do you still have very personal item(s) related to Henry/Harry Armstrong "Autie" Reed on display?
We enjoyed our visit immensely: Buddhaโ€™s, shrunken heads, gemstones, playtime, gift shop. Thank you and Iโ€™ll bring more grandchildren
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Thanks for the great time today! We had a blast seeing the excellent exhibits and meeting all the heroes! Well done!
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