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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 Johnson County Museum will be closed Monday, September 7th, to observe Labor Day, and Tuesday, September, 22nd, to refresh KidScape.

Blue Star Museums LogoThe 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

Museum Day Live! @ JoCo Museum 9/26
September 5, 2015

Museum Day Live!Time: 1:00pm- 4:30pm

Sign up at the Smithsonian Magazine's website to get two free tickets to the All-Electric House!

On this day only, participating museums across the United States emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington DC-based facilities, which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a Museum Live! Ticket.

Tickets can be found here.
More questions? Click here.

Remembering One Room Schools @ Gardner Library 9/12
September 5, 2015

Lanesfield SchoolTime: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

A costumed interpreter from the Lanesfield School will give a 5-10 min. talk about the Lanesfield School and bring old fashioned classroom materials like slates and slate pencils to engage kids and grandparents.

Fee: Free!

Registration: drop in, no registration needed.

Pop N Play @ the JoCo Museum 9/9
September 5, 2015

Pop N Play

Time: 9:00am- 11:00am

Join us for activities designed especially for your 9 month-3 year olds.

Drop-in program, registration not required. Maximum of three children per adult. Children must be supervised at all times. 

Fee: $1 per child, members FREE.

Plans for King Louie Move Forward
August 14, 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.

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

image graphic of exhibit

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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September 9, 2015 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Pop 'n Play at the Johnson County Museum

September 12, 2015 | 10:00 am

Remembering One Room Schools @ LEAWOOD LIBRARY

September 15, 2015 | 3:30 pm

Remembering One Room Schools @ GARDNER LIBRARY

September 16, 2015 | 10:00 am

JoHo Storyteller at the Johnson County Museum

September 17, 2015 | 9:00 am

Sensory Time at the Johnson County Museum