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Johnson County Museum

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6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217

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Red’s Barber Shop in Overland Park

Red's Barber ShopWhen you enter Red’s Barber Shop on Santa Fe Drive in downtown Overland Park, you feel like you’ve stepped into a time warp.  The business looks pretty much the same as it did when it opened in 1955, all the way down to the original tile floors.  “Red” was a man named Donald Hewitt, who passed away in 2004 at the age of 79.  Today, Mike Gardner and Daryl Miller run the shop. Mike has sixteen years of service under his belt at Red’s, and he’s considered the new guy.  A... - published on: 01/21/2014 - 12:58pm

New King Louie items added to the Museum’s collection

King Louie BrochureJohnson County Museum Collections Manager Russ Czaplewski has been busy searching online for items related to King Louie West to add to the Museum’s permanent collection.  Russ found an early 1960s King Louie lighter and a 1960s ashtray on eBay and he just had to have them.  The Johnson County Museum collects artifacts from all periods of the county’s history, from early settlement through the present day.   King Louie West on 87th and Metcalf in Overland Park was a... - published on: 01/07/2014 - 12:35pm

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