Old Cowtown Museum

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Have you gotten your tickets for Doc MacDougal's Melodrama at Cowtown yet?! Shows are Thursday and Friday, August 5th an...
08/03/2021

Have you gotten your tickets for Doc MacDougal's Melodrama at Cowtown yet?! Shows are Thursday and Friday, August 5th and 6th at 7pm, and Saturday, August 7 at 2pm and 7pm, plus August 12th and 13th at 7pm and August 14th at 2pm! Tickets are just $10/adults, $5/kids ages 5-12, and free for kids ages 4 and under! Call 316-350-3323 or visit our website to buy tickets!

Have you gotten your tickets for Doc MacDougal's Melodrama at Cowtown yet?! Shows are Thursday and Friday, August 5th and 6th at 7pm, and Saturday, August 7 at 2pm and 7pm, plus August 12th and 13th at 7pm and August 14th at 2pm! Tickets are just $10/adults, $5/kids ages 5-12, and free for kids ages 4 and under! Call 316-350-3323 or visit our website to buy tickets!

Coming up Friday, August 6, 6pm-10pm, just $6/person. Dancers, ghost tours, vendors, a gunfight, adult beverages by Shak...
08/02/2021

Coming up Friday, August 6, 6pm-10pm, just $6/person. Dancers, ghost tours, vendors, a gunfight, adult beverages by Shaken or Stirred Bartending and delicious for purchase from The BOMB BBQ, plus tour the old west at your own pace! Come see us. All ages welcome! (Don't forget active and retired military and their immediate families get in free!) *Melodrama will be happening, but has a separate ticket charge at the door and is not included in first friday!*

Coming up Friday, August 6, 6pm-10pm, just $6/person. Dancers, ghost tours, vendors, a gunfight, adult beverages by Shaken or Stirred Bartending and delicious for purchase from The BOMB BBQ, plus tour the old west at your own pace! Come see us. All ages welcome! (Don't forget active and retired military and their immediate families get in free!) *Melodrama will be happening, but has a separate ticket charge at the door and is not included in first friday!*

08/01/2021

Raffle Drawing!

We're getting excited for Doc MacDougal's Miraculous Melodrama at Cowtown! Tickets on sale now through or website or by ...
08/01/2021

We're getting excited for Doc MacDougal's Miraculous Melodrama at Cowtown! Tickets on sale now through or website or by calling 316-350-3323!

Don't forget that tomorrow is another free Sunday from 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm. Shows are at 1:00pm and 3:30pm c...
07/31/2021

Don't forget that tomorrow is another free Sunday from 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm. Shows are at 1:00pm and 3:30pm courtesy of River City Renegades at Old Cowtown Museum . (And it's supposed to be a lot cooler outside than today. But we have AC in most of the buildings to help make your visit more comfortable!) Make plans to come out and see us in the old west!

Don't forget that tomorrow is another free Sunday from 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm. Shows are at 1:00pm and 3:30pm courtesy of River City Renegades at Old Cowtown Museum . (And it's supposed to be a lot cooler outside than today. But we have AC in most of the buildings to help make your visit more comfortable!) Make plans to come out and see us in the old west!

Coming up Friday, August 6, 6pm-10pm, $6/person! Shows by the Delano Dollies, Piccadilly Players and The River City Rene...
07/28/2021

Coming up Friday, August 6, 6pm-10pm, $6/person! Shows by the Delano Dollies, Piccadilly Players and The River City Renegades, plus ghost tours, adult beverages for sale from Shaken or Stirred Bartending, delicious food for sale from The BOMB BBQ and a chance to walk around the museum after dark. All active and retired military and their immediate families, teachers, children under 4, and Cowtown members get in free! Come see us in the old west!

Coming up Friday, August 6, 6pm-10pm, $6/person! Shows by the Delano Dollies, Piccadilly Players and The River City Renegades, plus ghost tours, adult beverages for sale from Shaken or Stirred Bartending, delicious food for sale from The BOMB BBQ and a chance to walk around the museum after dark. All active and retired military and their immediate families, teachers, children under 4, and Cowtown members get in free! Come see us in the old west!

WIN FREE TICKETS! Like, comment on and share this post for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to The Cowtown Throwdown, a ...
07/27/2021

WIN FREE TICKETS! Like, comment on and share this post for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to The Cowtown Throwdown, a great outdoor concert featuring Mountain Deer Revival, Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations and Pop and the Boys! Good luck, everyone!

WIN FREE TICKETS! Like, comment on and share this post for a chance to win TWO FREE TICKETS to The Cowtown Throwdown, a great outdoor concert featuring Mountain Deer Revival, Dustin Arbuckle and the Damnations and Pop and the Boys! Good luck, everyone!

Make sure you get your tickets now for "A Golden Fleecing or The Undermining of Miss Sarah Sweetwater." Tickets are just...
07/26/2021

Make sure you get your tickets now for "A Golden Fleecing or The Undermining of Miss Sarah Sweetwater." Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12. Kids 4 and under are free! Rivets available here: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/kswichitawt.wsc/search.html?BeginDate=08/01/2021&BeginMonth=8&BeginYear=2021&Date=08/01/2021&display=Calendar&EndDate=08/31/2021&keyword=&keywordoption=Match%20One&Module=PST&quantity=1&secondarycode=&sort=SecondaryCode&type=

Make sure you get your tickets now for "A Golden Fleecing or The Undermining of Miss Sarah Sweetwater." Tickets are just $10 for adults and $5 for kids ages 5-12. Kids 4 and under are free! Rivets available here: https://web2.myvscloud.com/wbwsc/kswichitawt.wsc/search.html?BeginDate=08/01/2021&BeginMonth=8&BeginYear=2021&Date=08/01/2021&display=Calendar&EndDate=08/31/2021&keyword=&keywordoption=Match%20One&Module=PST&quantity=1&secondarycode=&sort=SecondaryCode&type=

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone system! If you have tried to call and can't get thro...
07/25/2021

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone system! If you have tried to call and can't get through we are extremely sorry. We will have our IT department on it as soon as possible!

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our phone system! If you have tried to call and can't get through we are extremely sorry. We will have our IT department on it as soon as possible!

Coming up on August 14, The Cowtown Throwdown featuring Mountain Deer Revival! A Day of music, family fun, food drinks a...
07/25/2021

Coming up on August 14, The Cowtown Throwdown featuring Mountain Deer Revival! A Day of music, family fun, food drinks and old west entertainment! Tickets on sale now through our website, just $15/person! Call 316-350-3327 for more info!

Coming up on August 14, The Cowtown Throwdown featuring Mountain Deer Revival! A Day of music, family fun, food drinks and old west entertainment! Tickets on sale now through our website, just $15/person! Call 316-350-3327 for more info!

Today, July 25, is another free Sunday! (Not to be confused with Community Fair Day, the next one of those is August 15....
07/25/2021

Today, July 25, is another free Sunday! (Not to be confused with Community Fair Day, the next one of those is August 15.) Free admission today, shows at 1 and 3:30 by The Cowtown Cowboys! Come see us in the old west!

Today, July 25, is another free Sunday! (Not to be confused with Community Fair Day, the next one of those is August 15.) Free admission today, shows at 1 and 3:30 by The Cowtown Cowboys! Come see us in the old west!

07/24/2021
07/24/2021

Dave 'Zerf' Zerfas will be performing at 11am in the saloon and 12:15 and 2:30 in Turnverein Hall! Come see us!

Happening tomorrow! Here is the program for "National Day of the Cowboy." Lots of activities, including a costume contes...
07/23/2021

Happening tomorrow! Here is the program for "National Day of the Cowboy." Lots of activities, including a costume contest, games, demonstrations, speakers, dancers and more! Plus, celebrate Wichita's 151st Birthday with us at 4:00! Doors open at 10am, last admission at 4pm, event ends at 5:00pm. Regular admission rates apply and are in the comments!

Join us this Saturday, July 24 from 10am-5pm for "National Day of the Cowboy." Demonstrations, cowboy music, costume con...
07/23/2021

Join us this Saturday, July 24 from 10am-5pm for "National Day of the Cowboy." Demonstrations, cowboy music, costume contest, speakers, and a birthday celebration for our fair city! Regular admission rates apply, remember we are a Blue Star Museum and all active and former military and their families get in free through Labor Day!

Join us this Saturday, July 24 from 10am-5pm for "National Day of the Cowboy." Demonstrations, cowboy music, costume contest, speakers, and a birthday celebration for our fair city! Regular admission rates apply, remember we are a Blue Star Museum and all active and former military and their families get in free through Labor Day!

Coming up this Saturday, July 24th from 10am-5pm! Learn about the contributions of the working cowboy! Demonstrations, s...
07/22/2021

Coming up this Saturday, July 24th from 10am-5pm! Learn about the contributions of the working cowboy! Demonstrations, shows, plus speaker Gene Chavez speaking about the history of the vaqueros! Don't miss out on this informative and fun event! Regular admission rates apply, last admission at 4pm.

Coming up this Saturday, July 24th from 10am-5pm! Learn about the contributions of the working cowboy! Demonstrations, shows, plus speaker Gene Chavez speaking about the history of the vaqueros! Don't miss out on this informative and fun event! Regular admission rates apply, last admission at 4pm.

So much to do at Old Cowtown Museum! This Saturday, learn about the workers who created the American West at National Da...
07/22/2021

So much to do at Old Cowtown Museum! This Saturday, learn about the workers who created the American West at National Day of the Cowboy, including demonstrations of the many skills that were required to do this tough, demanding and unpredictable work.

There will also be music and poetry that reflect the Cowboy lifestyle and a presentation about Vaqueros, the forefathers of the American Cowboy. Cowtown will be also be celebrating Wichita's 151st birthday, remembering those who by force of will created the largest city in Kansas.

Regular admission rates apply:
$9/adults
$8/seniors (ages 62+)
$7/youth (ages 12-17)
$6/kids (ages 5-11)
Kids 4 and under, members and educators are always free!

Cowtown is a Blue Star Families Museum, so all military and their families are free during the summer as well!

We have a lot coming up!! This weekend is National Day of the Cowboy! And, Doc MacDougal's Miraculous Melodrama will be August 5th-7th and 12th-14th, and First Friday Under the Stars on August 6th! Come see us in the old west!

Happy 151st Birthday, Wichita!! We are honored tell the story of early Wichita every day here at the museum! #happybirth...
07/22/2021

Happy 151st Birthday, Wichita!! We are honored tell the story of early Wichita every day here at the museum! #happybirthday #happybirthdaywichita #visitwichita #ilovewichita

Happy 151st Birthday, Wichita!! We are honored tell the story of early Wichita every day here at the museum! #happybirthday #happybirthdaywichita #visitwichita #ilovewichita

We have a lot coming up!! This weekend is National Day of the Cowboy! And, Doc MacDougal's Miraculous Melodrama will be ...
07/21/2021

We have a lot coming up!! This weekend is National Day of the Cowboy! And, Doc MacDougal's Miraculous Melodrama will be August 5th-7th and 12th-14th, and First Friday Under the Stars on August 6th! Come see us in the old west!

We have a lot coming up!! This weekend is National Day of the Cowboy! And, Doc MacDougal's Miraculous Melodrama will be August 5th-7th and 12th-14th, and First Friday Under the Stars on August 6th! Come see us in the old west!

Have you followed us on Instagram yet? Keep up with the latest happenings and see beautiful photos! Be sure to follow @w...
07/19/2021

Have you followed us on Instagram yet? Keep up with the latest happenings and see beautiful photos! Be sure to follow @wichitacowtown for even more great content!

Have you followed us on Instagram yet? Keep up with the latest happenings and see beautiful photos! Be sure to follow @wichitacowtown for even more great content!

Have you downloaded the #sunflowersummer app yet? Just download the app and get free admission to attractions across the...
07/19/2021

Have you downloaded the #sunflowersummer app yet? Just download the app and get free admission to attractions across the state, including Old Cowtown Museum!

Have you downloaded the #sunflowersummer app yet? Just download the app and get free admission to attractions across the state, including Old Cowtown Museum!

Today is another Community Fair Sunday, noon to 5pm! Last admission is at 4pm. We have excellent local artists and vendo...
07/18/2021

Today is another Community Fair Sunday, noon to 5pm! Last admission is at 4pm. We have excellent local artists and vendors to shop, plus food trucks, local authors and a beautiful museum to explore, all with FREE admission! (As you can see below, we also aren't charging our vendors, because everyone needs a little help right now.) Come see us in the old west!

Today is another Community Fair Sunday, noon to 5pm! Last admission is at 4pm. We have excellent local artists and vendors to shop, plus food trucks, local authors and a beautiful museum to explore, all with FREE admission! (As you can see below, we also aren't charging our vendors, because everyone needs a little help right now.) Come see us in the old west!

Here is the latest vendor list for today's Community Fair Day! Doors open at noon, last admission is at 4pm. event ends ...
07/18/2021

Here is the latest vendor list for today's Community Fair Day! Doors open at noon, last admission is at 4pm. event ends at 5pm. And the best part...FREE ADMISSION! Plus, over 70 local artists, vendors and authors, food trucks, face painting and more! Come see us in the old west!

Just a reminder that we are still collecting things Caring for Kansas Kids until the end of this month as part of their ...
07/17/2021

Just a reminder that we are still collecting things Caring for Kansas Kids until the end of this month as part of their "Christmas in July," donation drive. Complete list of needed items is in the comments! Please help local foster kids have a little something to call their own!

Just a reminder that we are still collecting things Caring for Kansas Kids until the end of this month as part of their "Christmas in July," donation drive. Complete list of needed items is in the comments! Please help local foster kids have a little something to call their own!

Come out this Sunday, July 18 for Community Fair Day, 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm! Over 70 local artists, vendors, a...
07/17/2021

Come out this Sunday, July 18 for Community Fair Day, 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm! Over 70 local artists, vendors, and authors to shop, plus a beautiful museum to explore (with air conditioned buildings)! Come see us in the old west!

Come out this Sunday, July 18 for Community Fair Day, 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm! Over 70 local artists, vendors, and authors to shop, plus a beautiful museum to explore (with air conditioned buildings)! Come see us in the old west!

This Sunday, July 18!! We are open 12pm-5pm with free admission. We will have over 70 vendors and local authors to meet,...
07/17/2021

This Sunday, July 18!! We are open 12pm-5pm with free admission. We will have over 70 vendors and local authors to meet, plus vintage baseball (weather depending), face painting and lots of fun! And don't forget, a delicious buffet by The BOMB BBQ! Come see us in the old west!

Happening at Cowtown this weekend! Tickets only available through Ghost Hunts USA, not through Cowtown.
07/16/2021

Happening at Cowtown this weekend! Tickets only available through Ghost Hunts USA, not through Cowtown.

07/15/2021

Coming up August 14, The Cowtown Throwdown featuring these guys, Mountain Deer Revival as well as Pop and the Boys and Dustin Arbuckle! Tickets are just $15/person and are on sale now!

This Sunday at Community Fair Day! The BOMB BBQ has something really special planned in the Empire House! Remember, free...
07/14/2021

This Sunday at Community Fair Day! The BOMB BBQ has something really special planned in the Empire House! Remember, free admission to the museum, plus lots of vendors to shop and local authors to visit with!! Event is 12-5pm, last admission at 4pm. (Bomb BBQ only available until 3pm.)

This Sunday at Community Fair Day! The BOMB BBQ has something really special planned in the Empire House! Remember, free admission to the museum, plus lots of vendors to shop and local authors to visit with!! Event is 12-5pm, last admission at 4pm. (Bomb BBQ only available until 3pm.)

The City of Wichita has revised their mask policy to all of their facilities, including us here at Old Cowtown Museum. M...
07/13/2021

The City of Wichita has revised their mask policy to all of their facilities, including us here at Old Cowtown Museum. Masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated, but are strongly encouraged for those who aren't.

The City of Wichita has revised their mask policy to all of their facilities, including us here at Old Cowtown Museum. Masks are no longer required for those who are fully vaccinated, but are strongly encouraged for those who aren't.

We are now a drop off point for Caring for Kansas Kids! The goal of Caring for Kansas Kids is to provide children in fos...
07/13/2021

We are now a drop off point for Caring for Kansas Kids! The goal of Caring for Kansas Kids is to provide children in foster care with new items that all their own. If you would like to donate, come by the museum anytime we're open and just leave items in the drop box!

Coming up this Sunday, July 18! Our 3rd free Sunday of the month is our Community Fair Day! Lots of vendors to buy from,...
07/13/2021

Coming up this Sunday, July 18! Our 3rd free Sunday of the month is our Community Fair Day! Lots of vendors to buy from, local authors to meet, and you get to explore Cowtown, all with no admission charge! Come see us in the old west! (Every Sunday is free admission, only the 3rd Sunday of the month is the vendor fair!)

Coming up this Sunday, July 18! Our 3rd free Sunday of the month is our Community Fair Day! Lots of vendors to buy from, local authors to meet, and you get to explore Cowtown, all with no admission charge! Come see us in the old west! (Every Sunday is free admission, only the 3rd Sunday of the month is the vendor fair!)

Today is another free admission Sunday, 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm. Shows are at 1:00 and 3:30. Come have some fun ...
07/11/2021

Today is another free admission Sunday, 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm. Shows are at 1:00 and 3:30. Come have some fun in the old west! (And most of our buildings are air conditioned to help you beat the heat!)

Today is another free admission Sunday, 12pm-5pm, last admission at 4pm. Shows are at 1:00 and 3:30. Come have some fun in the old west! (And most of our buildings are air conditioned to help you beat the heat!)

07/08/2021

Trouble in the streets...a stolen wagon!

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1865 W Museum Blvd
Wichita, KS
67203

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 12pm - 5pm

Telephone

(316) 219-1871

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Welcome to Old Cowtown Museum!

Experience Wichita like it’s 1865… Old Cowtown is a living history museum that lets you immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and activities common to a Midwestern cattle town. Hear the ring of the blacksmith anvil, try an ice-cold sarsaparilla in the saloon and be prepared to duck in the doorway as gunfire erupts in the streets!


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River City Renegades
The most popular man at Day of the Cowboy.
National Day of the Cowboy.
A little stroll through the neighborhood.
Gun Safety Demo at Day of the Cowboy
Out at the farm.
Three generations of Darius Munger descendants. (by way of Julia Helen Munger, William Benton Richards, Clara Anna Richards, Richards Schmidt who was my father. I am on the right end in the pic) Then my sister, my 2 neices and a great neice and 2 great nephews pictured.
The Blacksmith at work
Celebrate America
The Agape Redeemed church (ARC) of all nations. Invite you to our Sunday Service Come One! Come All! At: 5002 E. Douglas, Wichita, Kansas, 67208. Tell (316) 390-0840 [email protected]: P.O. Box 78242, Wichita, Kansas, 67278. The Service is held at Grace Presbyterian Church Chapel located in the Center of the building. ARC Church of all Nations is a Non-denominational Church with a major focus on the Cities and Regions of the USA & World. We will respond more intently to the African and other Refugees and Immigrants from various African Countries who are also Swahili-Nyaruanda-Kikuyu-Zulu-English Language Speakers, in Wichita, Kansas, as well as Americans around the U.S.A. According to Foundational Verses: Mathew 28:18-19 saying: all Authority has been given to me...Go Ye! And Preach the Gospel... Also in John 4:35 where the Lord said “...Open your eyes & see, the Harvest is Ripe but the Laborers are Few... The ARC Church of all Nations Ministry: The Agape Global Ministry (AGM) International Mathew 25: 31-46 will focus on “giving as little as a Cup of Water”, food, medicine & other basic necessities to the Least of these “Brothers & Sisters of Jesus Christ. That will mean also Advocating & Creating “a Good will Environment”, to end structural Racism, Systematic Poverty, to ensure Accessible Resources Similar to the: The ARC Church of all Nations current working Model between The ARC Church... & Grace Presbyterian Church, here in Wichita, Kansas. Here we have been offered a Chapel Cost Free for our Sunday Services & Daily access to Computer Room as well as free production of our advertising Church Fliers also cost free as well. We plan to seek similar Partnership and Collaborations with other Churches & Ministries so as to create an Environment of Church Membership Excitement & Ownership while giving the VOICE to the REFUGEES, Immigrants & local USA DE-franchised Communities & Schools. Church Background: ARC Church of all nations Founder pastor Rosemary Njoroge Planted the Church here in Wichita,Kansas end of 2016. Pastor Rosemary believes that the Bible is the Inspired Word of GOD. It is a Revelation from GOD to man of the infallible rule of faith and Conduct and should be made accessible to all in any nation despite their Language challenges and blessings in disguise, (2 Timothy 3:15. How? By ensuring that the pulpit is open to all people of all Nation and Tongues. This we pray to provide Bible's in all languages, training equipping and educating all to preach the gospel on to all Nations. By PastorRosemaryNjoroge,CEO/Founder, ARC Church of all Nations Sunday: Hour 11:30 am to 12:30pm 12:30pm to 1:30pm 1:35pm to 3:30pm Schedule Opening Prayers Pastor Preaching the Word Praise Reports & Testimonies Prayer Request/ Prayers Reading of the Word Praise & Worship Songs in our Kenyan-African Melodies 1:35pm to 3:30pm Fellowship & Refreshment+Cleaning. A Thank You Note Closing Prayer
Civil War Day
It wouldn't be Civil War day with out a big boom.