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The History of The Nutcracker

December 19, 2017

For generations now families have donned their holiday best to appreciate what is arguably the most recognizable ballet of all time. But, did you know that when it first premiered in December of 1892, The Nutcracker was met with ambivalent reviews. Many felt that the original choreography was lack-luster. And...

Eclipse Mythology

August 24, 2017

In ancient times when technology was not yet advanced enough to help the human race understand the reasons for a solar eclipse, mythology was created to provide people with an explanation. For the ancient Greeks, the word itself, ‘eclipse', comes from the word for ‘abandonment’ as if the sun was literally...

Happening This Weekend…

August 9, 2017

Visiting a museum is always a great way to be entertained on any day of the week. There are so many interesting things to see, especially at the local favorite, Museum of World Treasures. This Saturday, August 12th, we have something extra special to entertain all of you lovely Wichitans...

Egyptian Artifacts Research

June 22, 2017

Hello everyone, my name is Holly and I’m a collections volunteer here at the Museum of World Treasures.  I help our curator, Steven King, research the artifacts.  At the moment we’re in the process of researching the Museum’s collection of Egyptian artifacts and placing them in chronological order for a...

Museum Etiquette 101

June 8, 2017

Museum folk like humor as much as the next person.  To that end, we have developed a number of tips for museum visitation, all tongue-in-cheek of course and actually the antithesis of how you should act in a museum.  But it’s fun!   So, when visiting a Museum, it is...

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