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Johnson County Museum exhibit celebrates golden anniversary

Johnson County Museum is celebrating its golden anniversary with the opening of a special “Let’s celebrate: The Johnson County Museum is 50!” exhibit.

The new, temporary exhibit gallery is part of the main museum space at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park. The special exhibit, opening Oct. 7 and running through April 4, 2018, showcases objects collected over the past 50 years, many of which have never been displayed. The exhibit also features a timeline of the museum’s history as well as facts about its growth over five decades. 

The museum, with 19,430 objects and 36,882 photographs in its collection, offers an expanded KidScape program; school, youth and scout programming; family and adult activities; and film and lecture series as well as tours of its temporary and permanent exhibitions, including its exhibit “Becoming Johnson County.”

Admission to the museum is $4 for senior adults (60-plus years of age); $5 for adults; and $3 for children between the ages of 1-17. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.