The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum celebrates 75th Anniversary

THE EXHIBIT – After 75 years of collecting, the Museum has acquired over 70,000 artifacts ranging from the bizarre to the sublime. “What these artifacts have in common is their ability to be used in telling our unique, local story” – said Museum Director Eric Cale. To celebrate the work of the Museum, an exhibit has been created spanning all four floors of the building using many of the Museum’s most curious artifacts. Visitors are challenged to guess what they are; there will be no identification until revelation is made at the 75thanniversary party scheduled for Sunday, September 28th. At that time, all will be properly revealed and best guesses (good & bad received over the past several months) celebrated. The exhibit runs through the end of this year.

THE PARTY – On Sunday, September 28, 2014, the “Diamond Jubilee” 75th anniversary celebration of one of America’s foremost history museums takes place from 6 – 9 pm. Guests will be treated to an evening of spirited celebration with music, libations, culinary delights, music and many exhibits. Guests wandering the Museum will be treated to behind-the-scenes attractions. A unique silent auction also augments the evening’s festivities. This event is supported by a growing number of local businesses which have been making history as long, or longer than the Museum has been preserving it. Tickets to this event are $75 each and available through the Museum office.