Find activities for kids and young people at the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum this summer! The museum has engaging, educational (and free) summer programs developed and conducted by experienced, expert teachers.
To participate in any of the programs, make sure you sign up as soon as possible because space is limited. (See signup info below.)
Here’s the summer schedule of programs at the Historical Museum. It looks like each of them is Tuesday through Friday from 1-3 p.m. each day.
Take note of the different age groups/grade levels each program is appropriate for.
Wichita Song Workshop
June 11-14, 2019
Tour exhibits, hear the stories and write the songs that celebrate our community. Friday is performance day! Parents/grandparents/caregivers are welcome to participate.
June 25-28, 2019
Once a favored means of communication, cursive writing is becoming a lost art. Many schools no longer teach this valuable skill, but the Historical Museum does!
Dolls on the Prairie
July 9-12, 2019
Dolls accompanied the first settlers to Kansas, and like the dolls of Plains Indian tribes, they were used to tell stories and help children understand the world. Wonderful dolls are featured in the Museum’s collection — bring your doll to meet them.
Trading on the Plains
July 16-19, 2019
Trading on the Plains- Guests tour exhibits and engage in activities illuminating the settlers’ relationships with the many tribes of local Plains Indians and how it shaped the future.
The Wichita Indians and Creative Writing
July 23-26, 2019
The Wichita Indians and Creative Writing – Participants learn writing skills and story construction while also learning about the Aerican Indian tribe from which the city of Wichita’s name was taken. Exploration of this history will provide inspiration for story writing.
For more information about the museum’s free summer programs, visit the museum’s website at wichitahistory.org or call (316) 265-9304. Each of the kids summer programs listed are free, but space is limited so register early.
Reserve your child’s spot by calling the Museum at (316) 265-9314 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.