*****2014 Exhibition and Program Schedule
January 10- March 28 Portraits of Wyandotte County
April 11 – June 30 Opening the Vault: highlights of the Museum Collection
July 14- August 23 Art of Local Craft
Sunday, July 13 at 2pm : Opening Artist Reception
September 6-November 16 SITES traveling exhibition, Bittersweet Harvest: Bracero Project
Friday, Sept 5 at 6pm Bracero Opening reception
Friday, Sept 26 at 6:30pm Movie night at the Museum : Border Incident (1949, MGM)
______________________________________________________January 11-March 28Past Recreations: Images from the Archives
April 20-June 29
Native Words: Code Talkers; traveling Smithsonian exhibition
July 15-August 31
Annual Quilt Show: Community Connections
September 13-December 13
Grim & Ghastly: Oddities from the collection______________________________________________________________________
PAST EXHIBITS:For All the World to See *View home page for more information April 9-May 25, 2012 61 Years after the 1951 Flood June 4- August 3. 2012 Annual Quilt Exhibition August 20-October 26, 2012
March 13-May 8, 2010
WOW; Women’s Ordnance Workers (WWII) photography exhibition from the National Archives.
March 7-May 30, 2009
MUGGED! A Rogue’s Gallery of Leavenworth Penitentiary Mug Shots is a captivating collection of photographs that provides a window into prison life in the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Included in the exhibit are portraits of murderers, thieves, con men, bootleggers, gangsters, white-collar criminals, and an assortment of other lawbreakers, ranging from radical labor union leader William “Big Bill” Haywood and Robert Stroud — better known as the “Birdman of Alcatraz” — to African American heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson and train robber Al Jennings.
Also on view will be museum artifacts from the KCK police department, recent arrivals of the Pretty Boy Flyod collection and information on William LaTrasse, an infamous train robber from Armourdale.
June 5-June 30
Members of the Wyandotte Art Assocation will have their work on display in the auditorium, in conjuction with the 150th birthday clelebration weekend on June 6-7.
August 15-October 31, 2009
Quilt Strips; Annual Quilt Exhibition
By far our most popular exhibition of every year, our annual community quilt show highlights the talent and creativity of our community. Community members will have their quilts on display for the public to view.
If you are interested in putting your quilt creation in the exhibition, please contact Jennifer Laughlin, Curator for more information. 573-5008 or firstname.lastname@example.org The more the merrier!!!
January 12-February 28, 2009
Exhibition; Quindaro Ruins from A to Z.
The Wyandotte County Museum will be exhibiting artifacts, on loan from the Kansas State Historical Society, from the Quindaro ruins. All artifacts were excavated from the archaeological site of the old town of Quindaro. In addition, to help celebrate the 150th anniversary of Wyandotte County, we will have on display a high quality reproduction of the State of Kansas Constitution from the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention of 1859. This reproduction was recently acquired from the Kansas State Historical Society. For more information regarding the exhibition, contact Jennifer Laughlin, curator at email@example.com