Upcoming Exhibition Dates:
SEPTEMBER 6- NOVEMBER 16, 2014
Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition “Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964”
Q: What was the bracero program?
A: The bracero program was a bi-national agreement between the U.S. and Mexico that allowed for bringing in contract workers to the U.S. During the bracero program, braceros were allowed to stay within the U.S. for up to 18 months, after which they had to return to Mexico. They were allowed to come back if they were re-contracted.
Q: What does the word “bracero” mean?
A: Bracero is a term used in Mexico for a manual laborer.
Q: What inspired the Smithsonian to begin working on this project?
A: The National Museum of American History holds a collection of photographs byphotojournalist Leonard Nadel. Among the collections are pictures of the braceros’ experiences. These images, coupled with the fact that many former braceros were getting older and there were few oral or written accounts of their experiences, inspired museum staff to begin working on the project. The project began as an oral history documentation and evolved into an exhibition.
December 15–March 20, 2015
Local Poppies: Centennial of World War I
April 6–May 25, 2015
Spirited: Prohibition in America
NEH on the Road Traveling Exhibition
June 12–August 29, 2015
75 years of flight: the B-25 bomber
September 19–November 30, 2015
Our County’s Quilted Culturer
Annual Quilt Exhibition
The Wyandotte County Museum hosts an Annual Community Quilt Show that highlights local talent and artistic fine craft of quilting. Participating members are from the Kansas City metropolitan area and showcase different quilts every year.
If you are interested in participating, please email the museum curator, Jennifer Laughlin for more information and download the necessary documents.
Christmas Through the Ages
Heard of the Peppermint Pig or the Christmas Pickle? Our annual holiday exhibition gives a historical perspective to the evolution of the Christmas Tree from 1860s to 1980s and various holiday traditions from the well-known stocking to the more uncommon Christmas pickle.
2012 Christmas Through the Ages
November 19- January 4, 2013