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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217

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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

The Educator is In

hand drawn image of a kiosk with words "Good Information the Educator is IN"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.

July activities:  Shawnee Indian words and games

Summer Arts -- Friday mornings!

image of child working on a yarn weaving projectEach Friday this summer, the Johnson County Museum Summer Arts program offers kids 5-12 an opportunity to explore different art processes while learning about county history through historical artifacts. Check the Museum's calendar for weekly themes. Sessions at 10am and 11 am. Registration is recommended.  Call 913-715-2570 to register. Fee: $5 per child, members FREE.

Browse Our Historic Photograph Collection

joco history linkJohnson 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.

Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibition--Closes August 23

image of men putting out fire at Sunflower Army Ammunition plant, ca. 1945The Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit examines the important role the workers of the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant played in defending the United States for 50 years, and how the construction of the Sunflower plant dramatically changed Johnson County. Be sure to see before August 23, 2014, when it closes. Open Museum hours, Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission is FREE! This exhibit was funded by the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund.

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Upcoming Events

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August 13, 2014 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Pop 'n Play at the Johnson County Museum

August 25, 2014 | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Museum Closed

August 26, 2014 | 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

Museum Closed