Look around you, Johnson County is a modern community. You most likely drive past the modern homes and buildings in our communities every day without giving them a second thought. How did these structures become so prevalent in our cities?
Modernism developed in Europe in the aftermath of World War I as a shell-shocked population searched for a new way of life. Innovative European and American designers sought to reshape society through modern architecture and design in the 1920s and 1930s. These ground-breaking concepts helped set the stage for a modern building boom in America.
By 1945, Americans brimmed with optimism and embraced progress and innovation. Advanced technology and revolutionary building techniques allowed modern architecture to flourish from coast to coast. Johnson County was no exception. The mid-century modern homes and buildings in our area represent a time when Americans believed the future was bright and possibilities were endless.
Exhibit open regular museum hours: 10am - 4:30pm. Admission is free.
Enjoy the Johnson County Museum all year long when you become a member. With kid-friendly monthly programming and special exhibits throughout the year, your family can enjoy the museum and the 1950s Electric House as often as you like. Join now and visit often -- Annual Membership only $30 per year!