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Johnson County Museum

Phone: 913-715-2550

6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS 66217

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Birthday Parties: Johnson County Museum KidScape 

Celebrate your child’s birthday at the place where history and fun connect! The Johnson County Museum sets the perfect stage for a memorable birthday party for your child. Enjoy unlimited time in KidScape and one hour in a private party room. Bring your own refreshments and party supplies. Saturdays fill up fast, so call to reserve your spot early.  Click here to fill out our form or call (913) 826-ARTS

1 hr. room rental for 25 children and 5 adults - $150

Includes unlimited time in KidScape.

Additional guests pay standard admission fees - $5 adult, $4 senior (60+), $3 child

Museum Classroom Rental

Hold your next meeting or get-together in the Museum Classroom.  Call (913) 826-ARTS to reserve your spot.

1 hr. room rental - $60

Lanesfield Historic Site

Lanesfield Historic Site participates in Kansas City's Passport to Adventure.  For more information, click here!

image of the introduction panel to the exhbit at Lanesfield Historic Site visitor centerJust Plain Simple: The One-Room School in Kansas

Visitors to the Lanesfield Historic Site can learn about the history of education in Kansas and Johnson County by touring this exhibit on view in the visitor center.  A rural educational system dominated small Kansas communities until the mid-20th century. Learn about the typical school day, the curriculum, and the role most schoolhouses played in the larger community. The lives of teachers and students are also featured in sections about boarding, the school day, and graduation. Visitors may also learn about General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake, the restoration of the Lanesfield School and see artifacts that survived the 1903 fire.

The site also features seven interpretive panels on the grounds between the visitors center and the schoolhouse that tell more about the site and its history.  An accompanying audio tour can be found here

The limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. Learn more about the school's history. Find details about field trips and education programs at the site.

Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site, on property owned by Kansas City Power & Light, is a large picnic shelter and a short nature trail with an observation tower that visitors can explore.

Friday & Saturday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment. Call 913.715.2570 to schedule
FREE Friday and Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.  Non-public hour appointment tours, $2 per person
18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton, KS 66021 - Map
ph: 913.893.6645 

portrait of James H. LaneLearn more...

about the connection between General and U.S. Senator James H. Lane to the townsite of Lanesfield, listen to 10:45 minutes - Listen Now this podcast created in conjunction with the Kansas Humanities Council and the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. Narrated by John Berry with Stephanie Clayton, former site manager of Lanesfield Historic Site, and James Lane biographer Jim Collins.

The Lanesfield podcast was supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to promoting humanities programs across Kansas. Find out more at www.kansashumanities.org.

The 1950s All-Electric House

house closedThe 1950s All-Electric House at the Johnson County Museum is currently closed to the public. 

The House will reopen in its new location at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in the Spring of 2017. Since opening in 1998, over 55,000 people have toured the House. The closing of the House is the first tangible step in the Johnson County Museum’s move to the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in the former King Louie Building, located at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park. The House will move in the spring of 2016, while the main Museum building will remain open through late 2016. At the new location, the All-Electric House will be a featured inside the building, as a cornerstone of the new signature exhibition, Becoming Johnson County. Please check our website and Facebook for updates or call the Museum at 913-715-2550 for more information. 

Visit the Museum

Johnson County Museum

We are currently CLOSED  to the public.  We will reopen in June 2017 at the new Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center.

ph: 913.715.2550 | fx: 913.715.2565


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