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Guided Tours for School Groups
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Select only one guided program per visit. May easily be paired with a self-guided tour for an all-day experience. All tours are 2 hours unless otherwise noted.​

$4/student for one program OR $5/student for multiple programs. Title I schools: $2/student for one program OR $3/student for multiple programs. One FREE adult for every 10 students. Adults pay corresponding child fee.​
 Historic Wichita Cowtown, Inc. will provide scholarship money of up to $150 per bus for field trip transportation on a first-come first-served basis. Desire to use this money must be indicated at the time of reservation. USD 259 schools follow the normal process for reserving buses, First Student Invoice payments and district invoicing to donor for reimbursement.

 

Farm Life: 1880s Style

Grades: K-3

Students examine the link between food and farm to discover the role of the farmer from 130 years ago and today. They also examine the life of children from the 1870s at the DeVore farmhouse.

Class size: 12-50 participants.
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Daily Life: 1870s City Living

Grades: K-3

Participate in common chores, games, and manners of city children in an 1870s lower middle class home.

Class size: 12-25 participants.
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A Glimpse of Christmas Past

Grades: K-5

Daily in December. Participate in domestic holiday preparations, pretend shopping trip, and make an ornament to take home. Program concludes with Christmas songs and a nativity tableau.

Class size: 12-60 participants.
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The Cowboys, Cattle and Kansas

Grades: 3-4

Learn from a 1870s cowboy about the diverse group of men who secure Wichita as a booming "cowtown".

Class size: 12-25 participants.
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Becoming Wichita: Immigrants, Inventions & Capitalists (Formerly Rails & Trails)

Grades: 3-4

Learn about the diverse peoples who worked with local entrepreneurs, the tools and methods of transportation they used to create a town on the prairie.

Class size: TBD participants.
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The Kansas Character

Grades: 2-3

Daily in January. Explore the Kansas State Symbol and Folk Characters to reveal just what it takes to have "Kansas Character".

Class size: 12-25 participants.
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Ad Astra Per Aspera

Grades: 4-5

Daily in January. Explore the history of Kansas and its people as they make this state.

Class size: 12-25 participants.​