Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

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Old Wichita City Hall
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View of the Museum's building
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is located in Kansas
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum is located in the United States
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Location204 South Main Street,
Wichita, Kansas 67202
United States
Coordinates37°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
ArchitectProudfoot & Bird
NRHP reference No.71000329[1]
Added to NRHPMay 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 former 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. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1971.[2]

See also[edit]


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

Further reading[edit]

  • Wichita : Illustrated History 1868 to 1880; Eunice Chapter; 52 pages; 1914. (PDF)
  • History of Wichita and Sedgwick County Kansas : Past and present; O.H. Bentley; 454 + 479 pages; 1910. (Vol 1) (Vol 2)
  • Standard Atlas of Sedgwick County, Kansas; Geo. A. Ogle; 78 pages; 1905. (Online)
  • Historical Atlas of Sedgwick County, Kansas; John Edwards; 50 pages; 1882. (Online)

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