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Feel like you've traveled back in time at this museum, where costumed actors recreate the lifestyle of a cattle town from the 1870s. This sprawling museum is designed as a working town complete with residential houses, an industrial area, a farm and various other elements that comprised a town back in the day. Well thought-out re-enactments of scenes from daily life make this an interesting attraction for kids as well as adults. The Hunter Area, Drovers Camp, DeVore Farm and the Industrial Area are some of the prominent living exhibits of the museum. In addition to this, the Empire Hall showcases an extensive collection of historical artifacts. The gift shop on site has unique souvenirs and tours are available.
Preserving the heritage and history of local public schools, the McCormick School Museum is housed within the handsome building of this 19th-century school. Visit the museum to see interesting displays like a one room school from 1890s, a science lab’s replica from 1923, old photos, yearbooks, and archives. Small yet well-maintained, you can visit the facility on Wednesdays and Sundays.
Enjoy a great meal and a world-class performance at Crown Uptown Theatre. This historic building was originally a vaudeville theater, and some of the elements of the antique design still remain. The performances range from Broadway-style musicals to comedies. You'll be able to choose between two entrees and three sides, all prepared fresh and with quality ingredients.
One of the leading art galleries of the city, the Steckline Gallery is located in the DeMattias Fine Arts Center of Newman University. The beautiful facility plays host to rotating exhibits throughout the year, each celebrating and showcasing the talent of a different artist of local as well as national repute. Apart from the art shows, the gallery also conducts lectures by the artists, and receptions.
The Ulrich Museum of Art was established in 1974 and is named after New York businessman Edwin A. Ulrich, who donated over 300 paintings by Frederick Judd Waugh to the museum. The museum has a striking appearance on the outside and houses two galleries. The Martin H. Bush Outdoor Sculpture Collection has over 70 statues. These include the works of eminent artists like Luis Jiménez, Henry Moore, Louise Nevelson and others. The museum provides free guided tours.
Run by the students, the Lowell D. Holmes Museum of Anthropology is located in the Neff Hall of Wichita State University. Dedicated to the Asmat tribe of New Guinea, the facility has one of the largest collection of Asmat art in the country. Different artefacts and artworks are preserved and displayed here with care, each of which is associated with a ritual or myth of the tribe. Traditional and cultural artefacts from other tribes from around the globe also adorn the walls of the museum. You can visit the facility free of charge to explore rare cultures and admire their art.