To provide a gateway to the past that educates, entertains and inspires life long learning
The Museum of World Treasures was founded by Dr. Jon and Lorna Kardatzke and opened its doors for the first time on April 22, 2001 at the Garvey Center in downtown Wichita, Kansas. About two years later – due to tremendous growth – the museum relocated to what is affectionately known as the Farm & Art Market. The building is located in the Old Town district of Wichita, just east of downtown and was converted from a warehouse as were most of the multiuse buildings in the district. The area is an eclectic mix of restaurants, shops, clubs, museums and theaters along with a rich and burgeoning population of citizens who are now choosing to live in the many loft condominiums that have sprung up in the district over the past ten years. While the Museum of World Treasures is young, you will find it has packed a great deal into its first six years and the artifacts you will witness here stand as testament to this fact.