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Park and Recreation

Phone: 913-438-7275

7900 Renner Road, Shawnee, KS 66219

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For more than 50 years, the Johnson County Park & Recreation District has provided high-quality parks, park services and recreational programs in more than 6,000 acres of parkland and open green space. Each year, the District records more than 7 million park visitors and nearly 1.5 million recreation participations in over 4,000 programs. The District's contributions to the personal lives of Johnson County's citizens have earned the District local appreciation and national acclaim.

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Johnson County Museum to present free One-Room Schoolhouse Christmas at Lanesfield Historic Site in late November and throughout December
October 27, 2016

Drop in for an old-fashioned Christmas during a special event being presented 11 times this holiday season by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site.

The program is called A One-Room Schoolhouse Christmas! and is for all ages. Drop in for an old-fashioned Christmas! Participants can write a letter to Santa with pen and ink, and create their very own ornament. Participants will learn what oranges have to do with Christmas, what types of gifts were commonly given 10 years ago, and how Christmas was celebrated in 1904! Find old-fashioned stocking stuffers in our gift shop. All ages are welcome.

The session on Saturday, Dec. 3, will include a special Christmas concert in the schoolhouse, featuring the Edgerton Rainbow Connection Children’s Choir. The performance will begin at 1:30 p.m., followed by a visit from Santa and free refreshments. These guests will only be present on the first Saturday in December.

A One-Room Schoolhouse Christmas! is offered as a drop-in program from Fridays and Saturdays on the following dates: Nov. 26, and Dec. 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, and 31. With the exception of the Dec. 3 program, which runs from 1 to 4 p.m., all other programs run from 1 to 5 p.m. All ages are welcome. No reservations for this free program are required for individuals and family groups, but for groups larger than ten, please call the museum's reservation line at (913) 715-2570. The site is closed on Nov. 25 and Dec. 24.

Lanesfield Historic Site is located at  18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton.

The Lanesfield site is a one-room limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988.

For more information about this program, contact the museum at  (913) 715-2575.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.