Wichita Historical Museum Society

Wichita Historical Museum Society The Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum Society ("WHiMS") supports the museum through volunteering, managing the gift shop, and fundraising events.

Come and bring a picnic lunch to the Wichita Historical Museum....now through May 30!
04/23/2021

Come and bring a picnic lunch to the Wichita Historical Museum....now through May 30!

It's #NationalPicnicDay! Paul Mar, Ning Mar, and Wayne Wong immigrated to Wichita in the 1930s & were employed at the Pan American Cafe. They enjoyed a picnic at Santa Fe Lake (near Augusta) in 1941. Photo from our archives in the beautiful original City of Wichita- Government City Hall. Have your picnic here - the Museum offers free lunchtime admission when you bring your lunch and eat outdoors in beautiful Heritage Square, now through May 30.

04/22/2021

Our duck friends are celebrating #EarthDay2021 in the water. They would welcome your company! Open today 11-4, offering free lunchtime admission when you bring your lunch and eat outdoors in beautiful Heritage Square, now through May 30th.

04/20/2021

Special WHiMS meeting starts now! Enter on Zoom, members!

04/19/2021

WHiMS MEMBERS!!! Tomorrow is a special meeting for all members....in addition to our monthly meeting, we will be participating in a focus group about strategic planning for the Historical Museum. PLEASE ATTEND...either in person or on Zoom. 10:00 am Tuesday, April 20!

WHiMS had a great meeting via Zoom this past Tuesday, March 16.  Lots of news from Eric Cale, the Wichita Historical Mus...
03/19/2021

WHiMS had a great meeting via Zoom this past Tuesday, March 16. Lots of news from Eric Cale, the Wichita Historical Museum's Executive Director....
--A new Wichita pictorial history book will be available this summer
--There will be an Ice Cream Social celebrating July 4th
--Research indicates that museums are the safest public place to go to during this pandemic. The museum is following safety protocols
--There will be a membership event in Heritage Square in May
--A Strategic Planning steering Committee has been formed.

WHiMS had a great meeting via Zoom this past Tuesday, March 16. Lots of news from Eric Cale, the Wichita Historical Museum's Executive Director....
--A new Wichita pictorial history book will be available this summer
--There will be an Ice Cream Social celebrating July 4th
--Research indicates that museums are the safest public place to go to during this pandemic. The museum is following safety protocols
--There will be a membership event in Heritage Square in May
--A Strategic Planning steering Committee has been formed.

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, turn on your computer, and check in to the WHiMS meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, Ma...
03/15/2021

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, turn on your computer, and check in to the WHiMS meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16)! You should have received a link to the meeting in your email. Please join us!

Pour yourself a cup of coffee, turn on your computer, and check in to the WHiMS meeting at 10 a.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, March 16)! You should have received a link to the meeting in your email. Please join us!

Very different weather than one month ago!  The March WHiMS' meeting will take place on Zoom this Tuesday at 10:00 am!  ...
03/14/2021

Very different weather than one month ago! The March WHiMS' meeting will take place on Zoom this Tuesday at 10:00 am! Be there! Lots to talk about!

Very different weather than one month ago! The March WHiMS' meeting will take place on Zoom this Tuesday at 10:00 am! Be there! Lots to talk about!

02/16/2021

Be safe and stay home! The WHiMS' February meeting scheduled for tomorrow, February 16, has been canceled due to weather.

01/29/2021

Please join the Wichita Historical Museum and WHiMS on Sunday, January 31 from 2-3 pm for the Kansas Day Celebration!
Celebrating Kansas Day with a FB LIVE musical event on Sunday, January 31st at 2pm! Presented by Orin Friesen & a cavalcade of folk & cowboy collaborators, near & far referencing Kansas’ 160th anniversary as a State. The celebration will feature a special appearance through the wizardry of modern technology by Ranger Doug of Riders in the Sky as well as other celebrated songsters. Sing along at home! Providing home entertainment, pianos & organs were in virtually every middle class home at the turn of the 20th century. See our event page for details or click below:
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Please consider becoming a member of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum!  A basic membership is only $25!  Me...
01/23/2021

Please consider becoming a member of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Historical Museum! A basic membership is only $25! Membership perks include free entrance, 10% off at the wonderful gift shop, and information on exhibits and events! The museum is located in the most beautiful, historic building in Wichita (the old city hall designed by Proudfoot and Bird)!

Interested in learning more about Wichita's outstanding Historical Museum?  Check us out!  Volunteer opportunities in a ...
01/19/2021

Interested in learning more about Wichita's outstanding Historical Museum? Check us out! Volunteer opportunities in a safe environment! Become a Docent, volunteer in the gift shop, spread the word on Facebook, become a WHiMS member and support the museum's activities and fundraising events!

Interested in learning more about Wichita's outstanding Historical Museum? Check us out! Volunteer opportunities in a safe environment! Become a Docent, volunteer in the gift shop, spread the word on Facebook, become a WHiMS member and support the museum's activities and fundraising events!

01/19/2021

Pour yourself some coffee, turn on your phone or computer, it's time for the WHiMS January meeting...10 am...today!!!

01/15/2021

WHiMS will have their monthly meeting on Tuesday, January 19 at 10:00 am!

12/31/2020

Happy New Year to all! Let's make 2021 extra special!!!

12/23/2020

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all the WHiMS, the docents, the gift shop volunteers, the Museum staff and board, and all our members and supporters!

Historical Museum members!  Consider giving a museum membership to friends who would appreciate it!  Or, call the museum...
12/10/2020
Membership

Historical Museum members! Consider giving a museum membership to friends who would appreciate it! Or, call the museum and ask for free family passes, and use them as stocking stuffers. One of the most popular exhibits, "50 years of Pedal Cars," will be at the museum through Fall 2021. The men and kids especially love this exhibit! Basic membership is only $25 and a family membership is only $35.
https://www.wichitahistory.org/?page_id=69

Help sustain this local treasure, become a member! Benefits from membership to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum All Members receive: Free admission to the Museum Special communication and notice of exhibits, programs and events 10% discount in the Museum Gift Shop Recipr

Day 4 of the Wreath Festival!  Fun!
11/21/2020

Day 4 of the Wreath Festival! Fun!

Day 3 of the 4-day Wichita Historical Museum's WREATH FESTIVAL!  Lots of goodies to buy and eat!  Lovely wreaths, music,...
11/20/2020

Day 3 of the 4-day Wichita Historical Museum's WREATH FESTIVAL! Lots of goodies to buy and eat! Lovely wreaths, music, Christmas Decor and more! Come on down!!!!

What a beautiful day for attending the WREATH FESTIVAL at the Wichita Historical Museum!Come on down!  Get in the Christ...
11/19/2020

What a beautiful day for attending the WREATH FESTIVAL at the Wichita Historical Museum!
Come on down! Get in the Christmas Spirit! Decor, gifts, music, baked goods! Bring your mask!

Today's the day!  The Historical Museum WREATH FESTIVAL opens today!  Come and enjoy the music, Christmas decor and gift...
11/18/2020

Today's the day! The Historical Museum WREATH FESTIVAL opens today! Come and enjoy the music, Christmas decor and gifts, the baked goods and surprises!

Thanks to the Museum Elves, aka Nancy Schawver and Gail Williams, for getting the Wichita Historical Museum WREATH FESTI...
11/18/2020

Thanks to the Museum Elves, aka Nancy Schawver and Gail Williams, for getting the Wichita Historical Museum WREATH FESTIVAL ready, starting tomorrow! A must see!

One more day!  The Wreath Festival starts tomorrow!  Get in the Christmas Spirit with Christmas music, decor, gifts, wre...
11/17/2020

One more day! The Wreath Festival starts tomorrow! Get in the Christmas Spirit with Christmas music, decor, gifts, wreaths, baked goods, and more! Only $5, and members are free! Wear your mask and join in the fun!

TWO MORE DAYS to the WREATH FESTIVAL!  4 days of Christmas fun, November 18-21!  The museum will be decorated!  The Moor...
11/16/2020

TWO MORE DAYS to the WREATH FESTIVAL! 4 days of Christmas fun, November 18-21! The museum will be decorated! The Moore family vintage Santas will be on display! Wreaths, gifts, decor, baked goods for sale! Live music! Social distancing and masks required!

Only THREE more days until the Wichita Historical Museum's WREATH FESTIVAL!  Good cheer, music, unique gifts and décor a...
11/15/2020

Only THREE more days until the Wichita Historical Museum's WREATH FESTIVAL! Good cheer, music, unique gifts and décor and baked goods from local bakeries for sale. Wednesday through Friday, 11 am - 4 pm and Saturday 1-5 pm. Call 265-9314 or email [email protected] to reserve your admission!!

4 more days to the Wreath Festival!  Decorated museum!  Baked goods, gifts, and wreaths for sale!Social distancing proto...
11/13/2020

4 more days to the Wreath Festival! Decorated museum! Baked goods, gifts, and wreaths for sale!
Social distancing protocols! 4 days of fun! Starting November 18!!!

5 more days to the Wichita Historical Museum's WREATH FESTIVAL!
11/12/2020

5 more days to the Wichita Historical Museum's WREATH FESTIVAL!

11/06/2020

4 BIG DAYS IN NOVEMBER! THE WICHITA HISTORICAL MUSEUM'S WREATH FESTIVAL!
Nov. 18, 19, 20, 21!
All things Christmas!!

Christmas decor and gifts along with wreaths and baked goods will be available at the Wreath Festival...November 18,19, ...
10/24/2020

Christmas decor and gifts along with wreaths and baked goods will be available at the Wreath Festival...November 18,19, 20, and 21.

More pictures from the WHiMS meeting this past Tuesday.  Lots of discussion about the upcoming Wreath Festival.
10/24/2020

More pictures from the WHiMS meeting this past Tuesday. Lots of discussion about the upcoming Wreath Festival.

The Wreath Festival will be different this year but equally exciting.  3 Days of fun....Christmas gift and décor shoppin...
10/20/2020

The Wreath Festival will be different this year but equally exciting. 3 Days of fun....Christmas gift and décor shopping, baked goods from Wichita's finest bakeries, Christmas music, and the museum is decorated for Christmas!

Great WHiMS meeting this morning!  Zoom is great!  Lots of discussion about the upcoming Wreath Festival in November.  L...
10/20/2020

Great WHiMS meeting this morning! Zoom is great! Lots of discussion about the upcoming Wreath Festival in November. Lots of changes, but it will be an exciting event!

Halloween's close....check out our Wichita Historic Museum gifts and decor for the spooky occasion!  The gift shop is lo...
10/20/2020

Halloween's close....check out our Wichita Historic Museum gifts and decor for the spooky occasion! The gift shop is located on the first floor.

10/20/2020

WHiMS Members..... don't forget our October meeting tomorrow. Zoom meeting at 10:00 am!

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204 S Main St
Wichita, KS
67202

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(316) 265-9314

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Hi, I'm looking for any records or photographs documenting the Suburban Rest Home in Wichita circa 1936. I do not have an address for it, unfortunately.
I found this photo in my great great aunts photo album. It says it was taken in Wichita in 1913. I have not been able to find anyone who knows anything about it and was hoping you might be able to help. Thank you.
anyone in the wichita historic society doing anything to make sure the city doesn't do anything stupid to the historic frank lloyd wright century ii building?
Hank Gibbons, Editor Wichita Beacon
The church my dad attended before the war, Faith Baptist
We did a remake of my great grandparents photo at the blue moon! Wanted to share.