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2020 Update: The McCormick Museum is currently open by appointment only. If you would like a tour, call Paul Oberg at  (316) 841-6198. He’s a very nice guy and a wealth of information about the school!

The McCormick School building, designed by architects Proudfoot and Bird, is the oldest school building in Wichita. It’s now a museum that showcases the history of Wichita Public Schools.

Video slideshow of a few rooms inside the 1890s school


According to the website, the McCormick School was built in 1890 and was the seventeenth elementary school in the Wichita Public School system.

McCormick School Museum in Wichita, KS - vintage teacher's desk

The museum is open Sundays from 2-5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. (See update about 2020 open hours above.) Admission to the museum is free, although donations are accepted and are a great way to keep this treasure around for a long time!

McCormick School Museum Wichita, science classroom

There’s a great set of pictures on Flickr here if you want to check it out before your visit, and we have a few here we took during a recent visit.

Date & Time: Currently by appointment only
Location: 855 S. Martinson, Wichita Kansas
Cost: Free; donations encouraged
For more information, visit the McCormick School website.

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Stereoscopes in the McCormick School Museum, Wichita, KS

On display at the McCormick School Museum in Wichita - an article about the Kansas brothers who sold stereoscope photos


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