Happy birthday, Kansas!
Kansas became a state on January 29, 1861, and every year around this time we like to celebrate with free or inexpensive Kansas Day events in and around Wichita.
This year, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum will host a Kansas Day event on Saturday, January 29, 2022.
It will be a virtual event beginning at 2 p.m. with cowboy poets and a musical jamboree of local musicians. “A Kansas Day Celebration in Song” will be presented by Orin Friesen and a cavalcade of folk and cowboy collaborators.
- Cowboy poets Scott Wiswell and Ron Wilson
- Stu Stuart and Orin Friesen of the Diamond W Wranglers
- Jesse Friesen of the Flying W Wranglers
- Karen and Richard Crowson
- Ranger Stan Greet of the Home Rangers
- 3 Trails West
- Annie Wilson
- Jeff Davidson
- Scott Tonelson
You can enjoy this free Kansas Day program one of three ways:
- By reservation only on screen in the museum’s DeVore Auditorium. Call (316) 265-9314 or email [email protected]
- By Facebook Live
- Remotely via registering here on the museum’s website
This Kansas Day celebration is free. What fun! How will you celebrate Kansas Day?
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Time: 2-3 p.m.
Location: Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS 67202
For more information: http://wichitahistory.org
The Historical Museum, founded in 1939 and today occupies Wichita’s original City Hall, is an accredited Museum open to the public six days a week with four floors of exhibits featuring local history. You’ll find the building directly across from the old Central Library in downtown Wichita. You can’t miss it – just look for the clock tower!
You can park in the metered spaces on the side streets near the museum or in the metered lot next to Century II.
Kansas Day Events
As we learn of more Kansas Day events in the Wichita area, they’ll show up here:
Kansas Day Lecture at Old Cowtown
Kansas Day events at Carriage Factory Art Gallery
Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum
204 South Main
Wichita, KS 67202
Beverly Tavares says
The historical museum is near the New Library or the Old Library building?
Near the Old Library (on Main). Sorry I forgot to update that paragraph about where the building is located!