The Johnson County Museum and the 1950s All-Electric House will be closed on Monday, August 25 and Tuesday, August 26, 2014, to conduct routine exhibit maintenance. Both facilities will re-open on Wednesday, August 27th.
“The interactive areas of the Museum, especially the popular KidScape exhibit, receive a lot of wear and tear during the summer months when attendance at the Museum surges to record highs. We want to be sure the exhibitions are the best working order for our visitors to enjoy,” said Museum Director Mindi Love.
In addition to exhibit maintenance, the Johnson County Museum is opening a new temporary exhibit, Lewis Hine: Let Children Be Children. The exhibit will be available to the public Monday-Friday, September 5th through November 1st, 2014. It will reveal the circumstances that poor working children endured until national legislation against child labor prevailed in the late 1930s, through images captured by photographer Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940).
The Museum department offers long-term and changing exhibits, children's history exhibitions, a speakers bureau, online resources, school, youth and Scout programming, lectures and walking tours, and special events. The historic collections include more than one million photographs, 18,000 3-D artifacts, and 300 cubic feet of archival material. The museum serves 40,000 visitors onsite and nearly 100,000 people through online resources available at www.JoCoHistory.org.