Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology

Lowell D Holmes Museum of Anthropology The Holmes Museum is a student-run museum at Wichita State University. Come see us in Neff Hall, jus The Lowell D.

Holmes Museum of Anthropology is a student run, teaching museum located on the Wichita State University campus. The main gallery features the museum's Asmat collection, which is the third largest in the nation. Throughout the hallways of Neff Hall, there are also numerous student designed and built exhibitions that are regularly being changed out with new material.

The Museum will be closed December 15th-January 5th.  It will be open by appointment January 8-12th and then open regula...
12/04/2023

The Museum will be closed December 15th-January 5th. It will be open by appointment January 8-12th and then open regular hours when the semester starts on January 16th, Monday-Friday from 1-5 or by appointment. Admission is always free, donations accepted.

Graduate assistant, Hans Schrader helped with the Behind the Scenes tour for the Archaeological Association of South-Cen...
12/01/2023

Graduate assistant, Hans Schrader helped with the Behind the Scenes tour for the Archaeological Association of South-Central Kansas this evening. He is telling them about a recent donation of masks from various cultures.

The last tour of the semester for the Museum Methods class. This was our “historic home” tour at the Allen House which w...
11/30/2023

The last tour of the semester for the Museum Methods class. This was our “historic home” tour at the Allen House which was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

The Museum Methods class created an exhibit for the library entitled “Hats off to China”. The display includes 8 differe...
11/17/2023

The Museum Methods class created an exhibit for the library entitled “Hats off to China”. The display includes 8 different hats from various ethnic groups in China. They installed the exhibit today.

Museum director Rachelle Meinecke, registrar Hans Schrader and curator Lilith Samples at the Kansas Museums Association ...
11/07/2023

Museum director Rachelle Meinecke, registrar Hans Schrader and curator Lilith Samples at the Kansas Museums Association Conference in Hays.

Complete with long red braid and tea cup!
11/02/2023

Complete with long red braid and tea cup!

"Field" Dr. Dozier surprised "Lab" Dr. Dozier on Halloween this year! Sadly I wasn't able to get pictures of everyone in the lab who dressed up, but everyone got a riot out of Doug showing up as Dr. Dozier!

11/02/2023
Check out the latest edition of the Holmes Happenings newsletter.
10/24/2023

Check out the latest edition of the Holmes Happenings newsletter.

Graduate student and museum registrar, Hans Schrader, talks to Dr. Dozier’s Intro to Archaeology class about how we take...
10/19/2023

Graduate student and museum registrar, Hans Schrader, talks to Dr. Dozier’s Intro to Archaeology class about how we take care of artifacts.

The Museum Methods class met at the Ulrich Museum of Art today with registrar and interim curator, Jo Reinart. They lear...
10/19/2023

The Museum Methods class met at the Ulrich Museum of Art today with registrar and interim curator, Jo Reinart. They learned about how a contemporary art museum functions and how they take care of their artwork.

Sometimes what isn’t displayed and the reason why can be just as important as the artifact itself.
10/11/2023

Sometimes what isn’t displayed and the reason why can be just as important as the artifact itself.

Anthroplogy is set up for Black and Yellow Day!
10/06/2023

Anthroplogy is set up for Black and Yellow Day!

Curator and senior, Lilith Samples just installed her very first exhibit in the Rhatigan Student Center. The exhibit is ...
10/05/2023

Curator and senior, Lilith Samples just installed her very first exhibit in the Rhatigan Student Center. The exhibit is entitled “Up in Smoke” and includes artifacts related to to***co and to***co use from around the world.

We had a great group of students from Augusta High School that are in Alicia Odom’s special needs class. They visited th...
10/04/2023

We had a great group of students from Augusta High School that are in Alicia Odom’s special needs class. They visited the museum and learned about other cultures from director, Rachelle Meinecke and graduate student Hans Schrader and then visited the Archaeology of Food lab and learned about what archaeologist do from Dr. Crystal Dozier.

09/20/2023

Congratulations to former Anthropology and Museum Studies Certificate student, Cheyenne Stillinger on her job as the curator of collections at the Strategic Air Command and Aerospace Museum in Ashland Nebraska!

KSN filmed an episode of Good Day Kansas in the Pizza Hut Museum!
09/19/2023

KSN filmed an episode of Good Day Kansas in the Pizza Hut Museum!

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Our “Club 95” history project team consisting of Rachelle Meinecke from Anthropology and Museum Studies, Jay Price from ...
09/15/2023

Our “Club 95” history project team consisting of Rachelle Meinecke from Anthropology and Museum Studies, Jay Price from the History Dept, Mary Nelson from Special Collections in Ablah Library. Wichita State University Libraries and Hans Schrader, Anthroplogy and Museum Studies graduate student, presented to President Rick Muma and NIAR team, the first round of prospective themes and photos that will go in the new NIAR building on the Innovation Campus.

KSN news was at the The Original Pizza Hut Museum today filming a segment for “Good Day Kansas”. Jay Price did a great j...
09/13/2023

KSN news was at the The Original Pizza Hut Museum today filming a segment for “Good Day Kansas”. Jay Price did a great job talking about what makes the museum special.

09/01/2023

Congratulations to the following graduates of the museum studies certificate and/or former staff members of the Holmes Museum of Anthropology on obtaining museum jobs.
Gracie Tolley: Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Tracie Thornburg: Aviation Museum in Wichita
Ria Morgan: Reno County Historical Museum and Strataca in Hutchinson
Angie Guevara: Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth

Anthropology representing at the resource fair.
08/31/2023

Anthropology representing at the resource fair.

Cataloging project for the Museum Methods class tomorrow.
08/30/2023

Cataloging project for the Museum Methods class tomorrow.

The museum is now open M-F 1:00-5:00 or by appointment.  Admission is free and parking is always an adventure but it wil...
08/23/2023

The museum is now open M-F 1:00-5:00 or by appointment. Admission is free and parking is always an adventure but it will be worth it, I promise.
Our collections span almost every continent and you will see things here that you won't see anywhere else in Kansas. Come check us out.

07/28/2023

Standards for Museums with Native American Collections ”The Standards for Museums with Native American Collections (SMNAC) is a comprehensive document for use by museums with Native collections to clarify their roles as stewards and improve the museum field as it relates to Native American peoples...

Anthropology and Museum Studies Alum, Gracie Tolley gave a presentation of her MA research in accessibiliy in museums at...
06/13/2023

Anthropology and Museum Studies Alum, Gracie Tolley gave a presentation of her MA research in accessibiliy in museums at the Association for Academic Museums and Galleries Conference at KU.

05/25/2023

Neff Hall on the Wichita State University Campus houses one of the best kept travel secrets in Kansas. The Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology is a fascinating, free museum which you will probably have entirely to yourself. The Holmes museum is a teaching museum operated by students enrolled in the Museum Studies Program and gives potential museum professionals hands on experience in museum administration, operations, and exhibition. The museum's collections include a wide range of cultural, archaeological, and biological objects, with the largest collections being Asmat and Native American.

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Address

1845 Fairmount Box 52
Wichita, KS
67208

Opening Hours

Monday 1pm - 5pm
Tuesday 1pm - 5pm
Wednesday 1pm - 5pm
Thursday 1pm - 5pm
Friday 1pm - 5pm

Telephone

(316) 978-7071

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