Join Museum educators stationed in the Museum's exhibit , Seeking the Good Life, for hands-on fun for all ages! Call 913-715-2575 for exact times each day.
Johnson County Museum, Johnson County Library and partners created this collaborative online history of Johnson County, Kansas resource. A wide range of materials from photographic images, oral histories, maps, cemetery index, and an obituary index from the late 19th century to the current day is available to browse. The project was funded by a Museums for America grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services with additional digitization funds from the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund.
Organized by the George Eastman House – International Museum of Photography and Film, this exhibit is a telling look at the industrialization of America. The images, by photographer Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), artfully reveal the circumstances that poor working children endured until national legislation against child labor prevailed in the late 1930s.Through his photography, Hine and the National Child Labor Committee endeavored to gain the attention of the government and arouse public sentiment against child labor practices in the United States.
Admission is free. September 5 - November 1, 2014
The Johnson County Museum Foundation needs your help to restore the White Haven Motor Lodge sign!