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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 1950s All-Electric House is On the Move!

The 1950s all-electric house will take a slow ride through four Johnson County cities on April 12 requiring area streets to close intermittently at various times overnight from 7 p.m. to approximately 7 a.m. The house is the first item of the Johnson County Museum’s collection to be relocated from Shawnee to the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in the former King Louie building at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The Johnson County Museum will close April 11 to 13 as a result of the move.  See the full press release 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, 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

Sensory Time @ the Joco Museum - 5/5
April 29, 2016

KidscapeSensory Time at the Museum 
 Every First and Third Thursday!
 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
 Fee: FREE!
 Registration: Call (913) 715-2575 to register. Maximum of 20 children

 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.  ! Kids can pretend play while working on fine motor skills along with sensory integration activities such as: tactile fun and lacing in the Boutique, fishing and golfing in the Park, playing with echo microphones and practicing self-dressing skills with the costumes in the Theater, counting packages, carrying the heavy mail bag and delivering mail at the Post Office, cuddling and enjoying some quiet time as you read books in the Bookstore and exploring the interactive areas within the Museum’s signature exhibit Seeking the Good Life with fun seek-and-find-activity! 

May Day @ Lanesfield - 5/7
April 7, 2016

May PoleDate: Saturday, May 7, 2016

Event: May Day @ Lanesfield
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Fee: FREE. 

Join us for this celebration of Spring! Dance around the Maypole, enjoy live music, make a May Basket and May Day Crowns and enjoy free refreshments.

Location: Lanesfield Historic Site 18745 S. Dillie Rd Edgerton KS 66021 913-893-6645.

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May 5, 2016 | 9:00 am

Sensory Time at the Museum

May 5, 2016 | 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Johnson County Museum Joint Board Meeting

May 11, 2016 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am

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