The 1950s All-Electric House is On the Move!
The 1950s all-electric house will take a slow ride through four Johnson County cities on April 12 requiring area streets to close intermittently at various times overnight from 7 p.m. to approximately 7 a.m. The house is the first item of the Johnson County Museum’s collection to be relocated from Shawnee to the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in the former King Louie building at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The Johnson County Museum will close April 11 to 13 as a result of the move. See the full press release here.
The Johnson County Museum offers three sites for residents and visitors to Johnson County to visit: The History Museum and the 1950s All-Electric House in Shawnee and the Lanesfield Historic Site in Edgerton, Kansas. The Museum department offers long-term and changing exhibits, children's history exhibitions, 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.