Wichita’s Old Cowtown Museum will once again offer a lecture series on various aspects of our town’s history.
The lectures are held on Sunday afternoons from 2-3 p.m. and cost only $3 per person plus tax. Members get in FREE.
The Old Cowtown Museum grounds will not be open to the public during lectures.
So far, the 2019 schedule includes these lectures:
Sunday, January 13, 2019: Hotels in Wichita, 1865-1880
Sunday, January 27, 2019: Becoming Kansas, Becoming Wichita
Sunday, February 10, 2019: Love and Marriage, Love and Marriage
Sunday, February 24, 2019: Banking in Early Wichita
March 10, 2019: When Temperance Ruled the Land!
March 24, 2019: The Munger House
Presented by Keith Wondra, Assitant Curator at Old Cowtown Museum.
In the 19th century town promoters believed to succeed their town needed five initial institutions; a post office, a saloon, a promotional newspaper, a railroad, and a hotel. Keith Wondra, assistant curator, will explain the history of hotels in Wichita. Included will be the histories of the Empire House, Occidental Hotel and the Tremont House among others.
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