"Me and My Imagination"
Designed to enrich children’s imaginations, Jo uses the art of storytelling and silly songs to get kiddo’s bodies moving and voices chiming along. Each story is brought to life with clever homemade costumes and props. Children will be delighted to dress up in “Whimsical Wit!”
Note: The grant received from Target has expired so the Museum is no longer able to offer the free books during this event.
Registration: Drop-in for families. Groups of ten or more must pre-register. Call (913) 715-2552 to register.
Magicreations Magicomedy Spooky Spectacular with Keith Leff
Wear your costume to the museum for a fun-filled morning of magic and trick-or-treating.
Fee: $3 per person, members FREE.
Tickets sold on a first-come, first-served basis; space is limited. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. You must call (913) 715-2575 to make a reservation. Maximum of three children per adult.
Johnson 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.
Organized by the George Eastman House – International Museum of Photography and Film, this exhibit is a telling look at the industrialization of America. The images, by photographer Lewis Wickes Hine (1874-1940), artfully reveal the circumstances that poor working children endured until national legislation against child labor prevailed in the late 1930s.Through his photography, Hine and the National Child Labor Committee endeavored to gain the attention of the government and arouse public sentiment against child labor practices in the United States.
The exhibit will be on view from September 5 - November 1, 2014. Admission is free.
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!