Museum of World Treasures
835 E 1st St N
Wichita, Sedgwick County, Kansas, 67202
The Museum of World Treasures is a world history museum in Wichita, Kansas. The Museum of World Treasures is not limited to a particular aspect of history, but has opted to display a wide range of objects.
The museum first opened as the Museum of Ancient Treasures on April 22, 2001, at the Garvey Building in Downtown Wichita. The bulk of the exhibits was originally from the collection of the museum's founder, Dr. Jon Kardatzke.
In less than a year, the size and diversity of the museum's collection had changed. It now consisted of over 30 individual private collections, and spanned numerous significant events and cultures from prehistory to the present. Spurred by the purchase of three complete fossil dinosaur skeletons, the museum was forced to look for a larger space to exhibit its vast and growing collection.
The museum relocated to the "Farm and Art Market" in Old Town, Wichita, in 2003 and was renamed The Museum of World Treasures. The new building is a reconstructed three story warehouse that was completely renovated to house the expansive museum collection.
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