The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum at 204 S. Main in downtown Wichita will be opening a new exhibit and admission will be free for this special event.
Of the People, by the People, for the People focuses on the role of government in the late 19th century.
Using the original City Hall building construction date of 1890 as a springboard, Of the People, by the People, for the People examines our government at federal, state, county, and local levels. The theme of self-governance with a focus on local issues features artifacts ranging from a Waco Township ballot box of the 1880s to a dashiki shirt worn by civil rights leader Chester I. Lewis in the late 1960s. This exhibit was funded with a special grant by the Sedgwick County Government Board of Commissioners.
Adjoining is the immersive exhibit of the City Hall’s first Mayor’s Office in its original room. The space is interpreted as it appeared when first occupied in 1892 by John B. Carey, the ninth individual to serve as Mayor of Wichita. This exhibit was made possible through the generosity of private donors.
The opening will be held on Saturday, July 15 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Remarks from Museum staff and Sedgwick County Commission Chairman Dave Unruh are scheduled for 1:15 p.m.
Admission to the Museum is free for this special event!