Cowtown Museum is a living history exhibit, with original buildings moved in to recreate Wichita in the 1880s. For special occasions people recreate roles as historical figures and mix with the visitors on the streets and in the buildings. There is a farm and farm yard, school, church, drug store, professional offices, mortuary and furniture store, newspaper office, one of the earliest building in Wichita, some very fine old homes and the home of one of the earliest black families. A melodrama and dinner theater entertain year round. For years, Girl Scouts have spent a summer week become school children in the late 19th century, wearing appropriate clothes, learning household routines and going to school. In recent years a large visitors center was added to the grounds, suitable for parties and other activities.
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