Special Exhibit: “Members Only”

SPECIAL EXHIBIT: “MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear
Showing at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 S. Main, Wichita, Kansas
Showing July 2nd through August 2016

Recent additions to the Museum’s Collection
“MEMBERS ONLY” Embroidered Club and Affiliation Wear

Embroidery, the art of working raised designs in threads upon any fabric with a needle, has been in use for thousands of years. Within the last century it has increasingly involved words in addition to ornamentation to engage a more literate audience. Embroidered marks and logos would often communicate a special interest or skill of the wearer, as seen in the locally produced shirts and jacket on exhibit. Included in exhibit:

Man’s black short sleeved Western-style KFDI shirt, worn by “Willie Wheelchair” of KFDI Radio, 1960s. Man’s black short sleeved Wichita Metro Bowling Club shirt worn by Clifford Jones, late 1950s – early 1960s. Man’s black short sleeved Shocker Lounge bowling shirt, worn by Clifford Jones, late 1950s-early 1960s. Man’s long sleeved Western-style Wichita Round-Up Club shirt, worn by Willie Alford, President of the Wichita Round-Up Club, 1970s-1980s. Woman’s navy blue Stardust Dance Club jacket, worn by Virginia Fry, early 1970s.

Submitted by Eric Cale, Museum Director, contact: ecale@wichitahistory.org
Venue: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Contact for information: 316-265-9314, wschm@wichitahistory.org Website: wichitahistory.org

Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

Regular Admission Charge: Adults $ 5.00, Children under 12 years $ 2.00; under 6 free

Supported in part by the City of Wichita and the Board of Commissioners of Sedgwick County Kansas

OUR VISION: To provide a world class Museum experience, advancing the understanding and exploration of the rich historical and cultural heritage of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas.