Final Friday at TKAAM


Join us for Final Friday, June 28 from 5:00pm-9pm. Come view our main gallery exhibition Sorting Out Race:Examining racial identity & stereotypes.
KAKE TV Pilar Pedraza did a story about the exhibition Sorting Out Race click on the link below to view the full story.
Mark your calendar for:
Thursday, July 11, Dr. Michael Birzer will share on the topic Signs, Symbols, Artifacts and Mascots.
Wednesday, July 17, Dr. Robert Weems, Jr. will share on the topic Defining the "other:" A History of Racial Stereotypes.
Effective July 1 admission to Senior Wednesday will be $4.00 per guest, free with membership.










TKAAM traveled to Lawrence and Topeka




TKAAM took its first Kansas African American History Trail Trip this past Monday to Lawrence and Topeka. During our time at Freedom's Frontier, National Heritage Area in Lawrence, Abolitionist John Brown stopped by and shared his with us his role in helping get freed slaves to safety during the 1800's. We then traveled to the Ritchie House in Topeka a stop along the Underground Railroad before stopping at Monroe School, which houses the Brown vs. BOE Museum. Our day ended with a stop at the Capitol where Kenya Cox, Executive Director of the Kansas African American Affairs Commission and Joe Brentano, showed us two significant murals John Brown Mural and Brown vs. BOE. We packed in 4 of the 8 History Trail stops in one full day of learning. Our next stop is Ft. Scott and Osawatomie, KS on July 22.
If you have not registered for the Kansas African American HIstory Trail Trip in July there are 8 seats left.








Monday, July 22 history buffs head to Ft. Scott and Osawatomie to visit The Gordon Parks Museum in Ft. Scott and The John Brown Museum in Osawatomie.
We will depart at 8am from
601 N. Water
**Parking is available in the parking garage.**
Last day to register is
Wednesday, July 17 at 5pm.



Sorting Out Race: Examining Racial Identity and Stereotypes in Thrift Store Donations
Main Gallery Exhibition
“There is power in looking,” said author, bell hooks in Black Looks: Race and Representation (1992, pg. 116), “By courageously looking we defiantly declared: ‘Not only will I stare, I want my look to change reality.” The Kansas African American Museum (TKAAM) invites looks at its newest exhibition Sorting Out Race. TKAAM’s newest main gallery exhibition provides opportunity for conversations and commentary centered on racial identity and stereotypes. The thrift store display invites visitors to “take another look” at stereotypes and racial identity in donations left at thrift stores.


The traveling exhibition on loan from the Kauffman Museum at Bethel College looks at a wide spectrum of cultural stereotypes including Latinx, Native American, Asian and Caucasian, as well as African American. TKAAM offers robust programming in support of the Sorting Out Race exhibition including monthly Conversations, Senior Wednesdays, and a Final Friday event June through August 2019. 






TKAAM’s Summer Youth Enrichment Series



TKAAM’s Summer Youth Enrichment Series offers two dates for youth self-exploration.
What’s Your Dream?
Saturday, July 13, Noon until 2 pm, gives young people the opportunity to create a journal and discover the road from dreams to reality.
Saturday, July 27, Noon until 2 pm, Symbols: ’Glyphs to Graffiti assists campers in creating their message. 
Recommended for third through fifth grade students, the TKAAM classes are open to all participants at $5 per person materials included. 


Become A Member of TKAAM
Become member of TKAAM today and learn more about the contributions of African American's in the State of Kansas.
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The Kansas African American Museum
601 N. Water
Wichita, KS 67203
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The Kansas African American Museum is funded in part by Sedgwick County and the City of Wichita.
The Kansas African American Museum endeavors to make the the African American experience resonant to every Kansan.



Two hundred and sixty (260) kids from four Wichita area schools, including Holy Savior Catholic Academy mastered the No Soda Challenge sponsored by Delta Dental Community Care Foundation. The rules were simple: no soda pop for thirty (30) days this past February. The reward for each student that avoided the temptation of having a soda pop, even just one, was a field trip to Exploration Place. Each school had their own special day at Exploration Place including watching a documentary in the Dome theater, exhibits on Aviation and the life of a spy, the infamous castle, and a present for their school picked out by the students.


Thank you to Delta Dental Community Care Foundation!

Thank you to the Westerman's for their gift to help furnish religious art to Holy Savior Catholic Academy.

On Thursday, January 24, Dr. Shropshire, Ms. Penelton, Mr. Isanda and Mr. Rothwell chaperoned our fifth through eighth grade students on a field trip to Topeka, Kansas to participate in the National School Choice Rally.  Following the rally, the students were given a tour of historical landmarks.







On January 17, 2019 Holy Savior Catholic Academy's Children's Choir performed for the annual Governor's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration in Topeka.  The choir did an amazing job and were given a guided tour through the State Capitol.




KMC and former Holy Savior Catholic Academy student is using his service hours to provide Holy Savior Catholic Academy students with a tutorial on The Rubik's Cube. The Rubik's Cube has many unknown advantages. Other than being just a neat trick to show off to friends, learning and practicing the Rubik's Cube can help the students develop better hand-eye coordination, pattern recognition, memorization, intuitive/logical thinking, and quicker thinking. The students so far have been into it. Because of the response Thomas Noonan plans to continue after Christmas break. Right now he is teaching a group of only eight students. Thomas believes that there are more students in the school who would greatly improve on the aforementioned skills if they were able to take the class.




On Monday, October 15, 2018 the select HSCA Choir performed with the ARISE choir to sing at the premiere of the Dockum Documentary which will air on KPTS, Channel 8 on October 22.  The premiere was held at the Advanced Learning Library.   





Wichita Wrestling Club is looking for new and experienced wrestlers to join our program and be the future wrestlers of Kapaun! Learn new skills, perfect old skills, and make new friends in the process. Parent meetings will be held Monday, October 15th and Thursday, October 18th at 7pm in the St. Thomas Aquinas Assembly Room. (Only need to attend one meeting)

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Bishop Emeritus Eugene J. Gerber, the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, died Saturday, Sept. 29 in Wichita. He was 87. He was Assistant Pastor at Holy Savior in 1964-65. He was bishop of the Diocese of Dodge City, Kansas, from 1976 to 1982, when he was named the ordinary for the Diocese of Wichita. He retired in 2001.

Open-casket viewing will be available at Downing & Lahey East Mortuary from 2:00 - 8:00 pm, Sunday, Oct. 7; and after the noon Mass Monday, Oct. 8, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita. Viewing begins at 1:30 p.m. and concludes at 6 p.m. An all-night vigil begins with solemn vespers at 6:30 p.m. A rosary will be prayed at 8:30 p.m. Viewing and visitation will be possible until 9 a.m. Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Cathedral. Interment will be at 2:30 p.m. at Ascension Cemetery in Wichita.


Any new student in grades Kindergarten through 8th grade who are transferring from a qualifying USD 259 school and receive free lunches is eligible for a scholarship.  Please contact the school office at 684-2141 for more information.

On Tuesday, July 31, 2018, Dr. Shropshire and Fr. Billinger received Holy Savior's St. Robert Bellarmine Award for superior academic achievement for Religion in our Diocesan assessments.  The award was presented at the first administrative meeting of the school year.  Congratulations to everyone on this excellent achievement!

Holy Savior eighth grade graduates Marecia Gitau and BriQuin Hadley participate in the summer Upward Bound program at Wichita State University.  Not only do the students learn study skills and  habits and prepare the students for high school and beyond, the participants also travel to visit colleges and universities.

KSNW - Channel 3 was on hand to cover the groundbreaking ceremony, please click on the link: 

Holy Savior Catholic Academy participated in the Juneteenth parade on Saturday, June 23, 2018.  Please click the link for more details  Below are pictures from the event.


On Sunday, June 24, 2018 Bishop Carl A. Kemme celebrated Mass with the Holy Savior Community and blessed the cornerstone of our grounds.  On June 25, 2018 beginning at 8:00 a.m. the move from the church and rectory to Holy Savior at St. Peter Claver will begin.  Below is a link to the events leading up to and including the groundbreaking ceremony, including the Women's Day Choir singing Rise Up.