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  • Feb 24
    Winter Lecture Series: Banking in Early Wichita

    Time: 2-3pm
    Fee: $3/person (FREE for Members)
    Location: Visitors Center

    Presented by James Vannurden, Curator at Old Cowtown Museum.

    Banking in early Wichita was much different than today. Did you know a common bank practice charged patrons 60% annually for a loan? Curator James Vannurden will discuss early local bankers such as WC Woodman as well as the banking scandal of 1876.​

  • Mar 10
    Winter Lecture Series: When Temperance Ruled the Land!

    Time: 2-3pm
    Fee: $3/person (FREE for Members)
    Location: Visitors Center

    ​Presented by Anthony Horsch, Director of Education and Interpretation at Old Cowtown Museum.

    In 1880 Kansas began a grand social experiment as the first state to outlaw general sale of alcohol. This was the first step toward a nationwide prohibition of alcohol and an amendment to the consitution. What were the factors leading up to the action in 1880, and why was Kansas so ripe for such an act of social activism? How did this drive affect those in Wichita? We will explore the beginning forces and the local actors that set the trend for national action.

  • Mar 24
    Winter Lecture Series: The Munger House

    Time: 2-3pm
    Fee: $3/person (FREE for Members)
    Location: Visitors Center

    Presented by Keith Wondra, Assistant Curator at Old Cowtown Museum.

    In 1868-1869, Darius Munger constructed his house and hotel on the northwest corner of 9th and Waco. Over the years and through different owners the house has survived to become one of the oldest structures in Wichita. Keith Wondra will explain the history of the Munger House and its role in the creation of Wichita and the founding of Old Cowtown Museum.​