Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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Old Wichita City Hall
Sedgwick co historical museum.jpg
View of the Museum's building
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is located in Kansas
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Location 504 North Main St,
Wichita, KS 67202 USA
Coordinates 37°41′5″N 97°20′16″W / 37.68472°N 97.33778°W / 37.68472; -97.33778Coordinates: 37°41′5″N 97°20′16″W / 37.68472°N 97.33778°W / 37.68472; -97.33778
Built 1888
Architect Sternberg,W.H.
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference # 71000327[1]
Added to NRHP May 14, 1971

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving and presenting the local history of Wichita and Sedgwick County, Kansas, United States. It is located at 204 South Main (southeast of the corner of Main and William streets), and east of the central Wichita Public Library.

The museum was established in 1939 as the Wichita Public Museum. Today the museum resides in the original City Hall building designed by William T. Proudfoot and George W. Bird in 1890. Exhibits are housed on four floors and are open to the public six days a week for a nominal admission fee. The museum is supported in part through city and county funding and through the support of its sizable membership base. The museum has been accredited by the American Alliance of Museums since 1972.

The old Wichita City Hall has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971.[2]

See also[edit]

Nearby museums west of Arkansas River in Wichita:

Nearby museums east of Arkansas River in downtown and oldtown areas of Wichita:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ KANSAS (KS), Sedgwick County, nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com. Accessed 2008-12-24.

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