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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.​ Available April-May, November-March.

$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

Learn about the tools, crops and chores that were part of an 1880s farm.

Class size: 12-50 participants.
Support Materials: Farm Life: 1800s Style​​​​​​​​​

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Daily Life: 1870s City Living

Grades: K-3

Participate in common chores, games, and manners of 1870s city children.

Class size: 12-25 participants.
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Cowboys & Cattle

Grades: 3-4

Learn about the diverse cowboys who made Wichita a booming "Cowtown".

Class size: 12-25 participants.
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Becoming Wichita: Immigrants, Inventions & Capitalists

Grades: 3-4

Learn how diverse people worked with new tools, and men with ideas, to create a town on the prairie.

Class size: TBD participants.
 

The Talking Wire NEW!

Grades: 3-4

Learn basic electricity, how the Telegraph worked and changed Wichita. Next Gen. Science Standards.

Class size: Maximum 25 participants.
 

Working Smarter in the 1870s NEW!

Grades: K, 2-3

Define and experiment with simple machines, then identify them throughout the town. Next Gen. Science Standards.

Class size: Maximum 25 participants.
Special Programs
 

Christmas in a One Room School

Grades: K-8

Daily in December. Teach your class in a school decorated for Christmas.

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

Grades: K-5

Daily in December. Participate in holiday preparations that include Kitchen arts, paper crafts, Christmas carols and a nativity scene.

Class size: 12-60 participants.
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The Kansas Character

Grades: 2-3

Daily in January. State symbols and folk characters reveal "Kansas Character".

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

Grades: 3-4

Daily in January. Explore the struggle it took to create the state of Kansas.

Class size: 12-25 participants.​