The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will open the new exhibit, “Wichita’s Smith Guitars – 18 Strings over Sedgwick County,” on Friday, October 7, 2011. As part of the Wichita’s First Friday Music Crawl, you’ll get free admission (donations accepted) to see the new exhibit and enjoy live music at the museum downtown.
“Kansas has a remarkable history of attracting maverick innovators. One name on this roster is Ralph Smith, developer of the 18 string guitar. Smith’s guitar designs were so pronounced and praised that he opened a guitar manufacturing facility in Haysville, Kansas. Financial troubles ended the company after one year, but Smith went on to build many guitars in a smaller facility staffed by his immediate family. Today, five years after Smith’s death, his family carries on the tradition established. Exhibit features some of Smith’s guitars, and is on view through the end of the year. Live music.”
Date: Friday, October 7, 2011
Time: 6:00-10:00 pm
Location: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
Cost: Free (donations accepted)
For More Info: www.wichitahistory.org