Wichita - Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Wichita Kansas' former 1892 City Hall is home to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum. One of the most striking buildings in Kansas, The old Wichita City Hall is beautiful inside and out. The Wichita-Sedgwick Museum has exhibits on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th floors of the building, with a gift shop and offices on the 1st floor.
Over all, the displays are reminiscent of many community historical museums across the state - though better done than most. A lot of time and money has been put into the museum's displays.
My favorite parts of the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum are all on the 4th floor. They include the locally made, 1916 Jones Six automobile, and other exhibits that are more Wichita specific. There is an excellent short movie on the history of aircraft manufacture in Wichita. You can start the movie at the push of a button.
Events at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Histoircal Museum include programs for seniors at 10 AM on the fourth Wednesday of the month, as well as traveling & special exibits.
Although some visitors may stay longer, I believe that the typical visit to the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is probably be a little over an hour.
copyright 2006-2009 by Keith Stokes