The Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum

204 S. Main

The Historical Museum was Wichita's original City Hall, built in 1892, only 20 years after the city was incorporated.

While Wichita was founded in 1863, the land on the confluence of the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers has been a trading center for nomadic tribes since 3000 B.C. 

Wichita's first permanent settlement consisted of grass houses built by the Wichita tribe, who moved back from Oklahoma during the Civil War to reclaim their home in a free state. 

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