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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217

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  • The 1950's All Electric House
  • Shawnee Mission Rural FFA Group
  • Museum Exhibit
  • Filling Station
  • Lanesfield School
  • Museum Exhibit

The Museum sites will be closed on Monday, May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.

logo for blue star museums programThe Johnson County  Museum is participating in the Blue Star Museums program, offering all active military service members and their families free admission to the 1950s All-Electric House from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Learn more details about other participating museums 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, 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.

Department News

Plans for King Louie Move Forward
March 25, 2015

Artist rendering of museum space at King Louie facilityOn Thursday, March 12, 2015, the Johnson County Commission approved a capital project and approved bonds to fund the Arts and Heritage Center at the former King Louie facility at 8788 Metcalf in Overland Park. Click here to learn more about the project and to see architectural renderings.

Janie Next Door Performing at the Museum! May 27 @ 10am
May 22, 2015

logo for musical performer Janie Next Door

Join Janie Next Door for a fun sing-along concer. March, clap your hands and dance to her catchy original songs!

Fee: $3 per person, members FREE. Tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. Please call (913) 715-2575 to make a reservation. Maximum of three children per adult.

Where is Modernism? -- Check out this map and audio tour of JoCo places to learn more!
April 30, 2015

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Where is Modernism? 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?

This new driving tour from the Johnson County Museum and KCModern features many of the commercial mid-century modern gems along Metcalf Avenue, and the corresponding map invites you to explore some of the area's residential neighborhoods too! Click for the tour.

This tour is provided alongside the Johnson County Museum's current, free exhibition,  What is Modernism? Open Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30pm. Free admission.

 

 
 

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Upcoming Events

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June 5, 2015 | 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Summer Arts!- Experimenting with Materials

June 10, 2015 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Pop 'n Play at the Johnson County Museum

June 12, 2015 | 10:00 am

Summer Arts- Modern Tin Art