Explore how a modern, American society emerged in the 1920s at the Johnson County Museum’s latest exhibit, The Turbulent Twenties. The decade is often viewed as a time of roaring fun, prosperity, and good feeling. While consumerism was up, jazz was hot, and pop culture was all-consuming, beneath the surface of American society there were turbulent, darker aspects also at work. Find out why!
Located at the Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, and appropriately named, the “Turbulent Twenties” exhibit will be on public display until Aug. 11, 2019.
Taking up approximately 1,500 feet of space, the exhibit incorporates more than 50 objects from the museum’s collection as well as institutions such as the National World War I Museum, Kansas State Historical Society, Kansas City Museum and the Indiana State Museum. It also features more than 100 images from more than 20 institutions across the nation along with music and video components.
The first programming associated with the “Turbulent Twenties exhibit” will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 12, as part of the museum’s “Lunch & Learn” program, beginning at 11:30 a.m. It is titled “The Flu: Worse than the Black Death.” The program will focus on the 1918 flu pandemic as well as the modern flu.
Influenza vaccinations will be available from the health division of the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment. More details are available on the museum’s website at jocogov.org/museum regarding cost and accepted insurance.
The Johnson County Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed Sunday and major holidays. Museum admission rates apply: $5 adults, $4 seniors, $3 children. As always, museum members are free.
More information is available by calling the museum at 913-826-2787.