Special holiday exhibits on display at Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

Published On: Jan 04 2014 06:23:56 PM CST

If you’re not quite ready for Christmas to be over, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum still has a few holiday exhibits open until Tuesday, January 7.

The museum has three special Christmas exhibits located throughout the museum, which include the Miniature Christmas Trees exhibit, the Moore Family “Vintage Santa Collection” figures and gathered from the 1940?s and 1950?s and the Wichita Cottage, decorated to portray a Victorian Christmas.

The Miniature Christmas Trees exhibit is a private collection of hand-decorated trees by Sylvia Jackson. Dating back to the 1970s, Jackson started her collection with the creation of two Victorian-style trees for her sons. Since then, the collection has grown larger with a variety of different themed trees.

The Moore Family “Vintage Santa Collection” includes popular vintage Santa figures that date mostly back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. Some of the Santa figures are made of molded plastic, cast metal, rubber, or paper mache’ and date back earlier in the 20th century.

The Wichita Cottage, which interprets a home built in Wichita during the 1880s, is also currently decorated with Christmas décor. The Cottage is located on the museum’s fourth floor and represents a home owned by a middle class family during the 19th Century.

The displays can be seen on Sunday, January 5, from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, and on Tuesday, January 7, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. The museum is closed on Mondays.

Admission is $5.00 for adults and $2 for children 6-12. Children under 6 and Museum members are admitted free of charge.

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