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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS 66212

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Museum Exhibits: Online

Margot PeetWith Grace and Wit: The Paintings of Margot Peet - The Johnson County Museum of History presented this exhibition With Grace & Wit: The Paintings of Margot Peet, 1903-1995 from May 15 - August 22, 1999. Johnson County, Kansas, is a part of the Metropolitan Kansas City area.

 

 

Overland TrailOverland Trails: Focus on Johnson County - Focus on Johnson County was originally developed to complement the California Exhibition Resources Alliance traveling exhibit Overland: The California Emigrant Trail of 1841-1870.
 

 

 

South ParkSouth Park: One School's Integration Story - In partnership with South Park Elementary School, the Johnson County Museum created this exhibition recounting the 1948-49 struggle for equal education at South Park. Their efforts resulted in the integration of schools in Northeast Johnson County -- five years before the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. The exhibit was dedicated in 2002 at South Park Elementary; when the school closed, the exhibit was moved to the new school Merriam Park Elementary where it remains on view. The online version is an exact replica.

 

What Is Modernism? Driving TourJohnson County Museum's award-winning temporary exhibit, What Is Modernism? was on display at the museum from November 21, 2014 until January 2, 2016.  The exhibit garnered many accolades, including the Kansas Museums Association's 2015 Award of Excellence.  While the exhibit is no longer on display, you can still use the map below to take our What Is Modernism? driving tour of Johnson County.

 

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