The Anniversary Film Series is our monthly series of films celebrating a significant anniversary, and films are screened at 7:00 pm one Thursday a month. This month’s film is the classic Casablanca. Click here to purchase tickets and for more information.

    Have you met our new Director? Shake hands with Anne Kraybill, who starts at Wichita Art Museum on August 15. There will be live music by Nikoyle Noel, including an exceptional performance of Khronos. Wichita Art Museum is also a host for ARTS MIXR, a collaboration with the City of Wichita Division of Arts and […]

      The Great Plains have changed much since settlement pushed west. Over time, many groups, including Native Americans, soldiers, trappers, traders, and settlers, have come and gone. Come visit Old Cowtown Museum for a day where we explore the evolution of the great plains. Click here for more information. 

        As if the holidays weren’t sweet enough, we have another opportunity to enjoy tasty dishes made with pure maple syrup. This is one unique sweet that originated in North America when Native Indians first harvested and boiled the sap of the maple tree into a thick syrup. The basic process remains the same. While harvest […]

          December Solstice is officially the first day of winter, the shortest day north of the equator, and the lengthiest day in the south. Celebrations in the north might include the lighting of bonfires or candles to lure back the sun on this day. Some people can’t wait for the colder weather, snow, skiing and ice […]

            In the winter of 1914, The Great War had barely begun, but the soldiers in the trenches were cold, dark, and lonely. It was Christmas Eve when the German soldiers began to sing the well-known carol, “Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht,” composed nearly one hundred years before. British soldiers joined in singing in English, and soon […]

              February became National Bird Feeding month in 1994 when Congressman John Porter (R-IL) read the following resolution into the Congressional Record on February 23, 1994, proclaiming February as National Bird Feeding Month. Mr. Speaker, I would like to recognize February, one of the most difficult months in the United States for wild birds, as National Bird-Feeding […]

                One is hard-pressed to say something new about Martin Luther King. That he was one of the great leaders of the Civil Rights Movement seems, by all accounts, to be an understatement. Individuals fought against his ideals from the day he was born. And following his death, when a few members of Congress thought it […]

                  Winnie the Pooh Day takes place on January 18th to celebrate the birth of A. A. Milne in 1882. Milne named the character Winnie-the-Pooh after a teddy bear owned by his son, Christopher Robin Milne, who was the basis for the character Christopher Robin. Christopher Milne had named his toy bear after Winnie, a Canadian […]