After being silent for 40 years this wonderful facility was restored and opened as the Columbian Theater, Museum and Art Center dedicated to entertainment of all ages.
With some art works from the Chicago World’s Fair on display this has a unique quality that should interest any art lover.
At the close of the Fair, Rogers brought paintings and other artifacts back to Wamego to adorn his new music hall. It was a venue for vaudeville, drama, masque balls, concerts and community events. In 1912 silent films first played The Columbian, followed by "talkies" in 1929. It remained the community’s center through WWII, where hometown girls might get a glimpse of loved ones in newsreels from the battle front.
The Peddicord Playhouse is the crown jewel of The Columbian Theatre, Museum & Art Center. A 288 seat, intimate theatre with proscenium stage, the Peddicord Playhouse is at once dramatic and at the same time very user friendly.
Location: 521 Lincoln Ave, Wamego, Kansas 66547