The Wichita Birthday Party - Happy 149th!

July 01, 2019 - 3:54 pm

The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum celebrates 2 special birthdays on Saturday, July 20th -- the 149th anniversary of the founding of Wichita, and the 129th anniversary of Wichita’s Original City Hall, home to the Historical Museum since 1980.

Wichita was officially “born” July 21, 1870. Twenty years later, a grand ceremony was held on July 4, 1890 to celebrate the laying of the City Hall cornerstone.

See the original Mayor’s Office and Learn of Wichita’s remarkable history in the many exhibits found throughout all four floors of the Museum. Enjoy special tours, crafts, activities and refreshments. Admission is free to those individuals and small groups bringing a birthday card. Birthday cake and refreshments are served in the Museum’s Heritage Square.


Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum, 204 S. Main, Wichita, KS  67202


Museum Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm; Saturday & Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 pm.

The Historical Museum is supported in part by The City of Wichita & The Sedgwick County Kansas Board of Commissioners.

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