First, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who contributed to the Museum of World Treasures during the annual Art Day of Giving (Art DOG) last Friday. We’re honored to have been included in such an incredible effort to support the arts in Wichita.
Join Us for Mother's Day this Sunday.
After brunch, bring your mom to enjoy an afternoon of exploration! All moms enjoy free admission on Sunday, May 8, with the purchase of one regular-priced admission. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for all of our upcoming events and programs during May.
Did you know?
More phone calls are made on Mother’s Day than any other day of the year.
The Origin of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day became an official U.S. holiday in 1914. It was created by Anna Jarvis in 1908 when she organized a celebration in honor of her mother at a Methodist church in West Virginia. The event drew thousands of people and led to Jarvis aspiring for Mother’s Day to become a national holiday. She started a letter campaign to her local media and by 1912, many states and churches had adopted the day as a annual holiday. Six years later, in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially established Mother’s Day on the 2nd week of May as a national holiday.
The Museum is located at 835 E. 1st Street in Old Town. We are open noon - 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 8. Please contact us for more information at 316.263.1311 or visit our website www.worldtreasures.org.