The Postwar Dream Home: The Ranch House -- Free Lecture Tuesday, April 28
Reception at 6 p.m.; program begins at 6:30 p.m.
Location: Kansas City Missouri Library, Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St.
RSVP required. Please call 816- 701-3407 or register online.
Have you been to the Museum to check out the Modernism Exhibit? Are you enraptured by modern homes? Do ranch houses make you swoon? Then we have the program for you! Mary van Balgooy, a preemptive ranch house scholar, will be giving a presentation at the Kansas City Library’s Plaza branch. The Post-War Dream Home: The Ranch House presentation will begin at 6:00pm on April 28th. This program is co-sponsored by the Johnson County Museum Foundation and the Barton P. and Mary D. Cohen Charitable Trust—coincides with the museum’s free exhibit What Is Modernism? on display through November 21, 2015.
On 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.
Sensory Time at the Museum
Offered the 1st and 3rd Thursday every month starting in March 2015!
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
Fee: Free event, but space is limited to 20 children. Reservations required. Please call (913) 715-2575 to reserve your child's spot!
KidScape can be a loud and exciting environment and sometimes that can be a challenge for children with sensory integration and processing needs. Developed in partnership with Infant Toddler Services of Johnson County, Sensory Time at the Museum is a free opportunity for these children and their families to experience the museum at their own pace before the museum opens to the public.
Special activities have been added to KidScape exhibit to support pretend play while working on fine motor skills along with sensory integration activities such as tactile fun and lacing in the Boutique, go fishing and play golf in the Park, play with echo microphones and practice self-dressing skills with the costumes in the Theater, count the packages at the Post Office and carry the heavy satchel as you make your deliveries, cuddle with a beanbag chair and enjoy some quiet time as you read book and explore the Seeking the Good Life exhibit with a fun seek and find activity!
Location: Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Rd., Shawnee, KS, 913-715-2550.
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 resdientiall neighborhoods too! Click for the tour and map.
This tour is provided alongside the Johnson County Museum's current, free exhibition, What is Modernism? Open Tues-Sat, 10am-4:30pm. Free admission.
Enjoy the Johnson County Museum all year long when you become a member. With kid-friendly monthly programming and special exhibits throughout the year, your family can enjoy the museum and the 1950s Electric House as often as you like. Join now and visit often -- Annual Membership only $30 per year!