Would you wear suspenders? Carry a parasol? Wear feed-sack underwear? Past fashion trends are the focus when the next Homeschool History Adventures! program takes place on Oct. 4 and 5 at the Johnson County Museum.
October sessions are called What to Wear. Participants will Explore history’s closet by examining rarely-seen pieces from our collection, discussing the “what” and “why” of Johnson County’s fashion past, and trying some clothes-related games and activities on for size. For extra fun, students are invited come in a costume from your favorite period in history. This program is offered at two different dates and times. One program will take place beginning at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4 (barcode 40613), while the other will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 (barcode 40614).
During these programs, which are for ages eight to 12, homeschoolers will unearth the treasure of our local history. Participants will examine artifacts from the museum's collection, explore the museum's main exhibit called "Becoming Johnson County," and put their brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in the museum classroom. These monthly sessions serve as an engaging supplement to homeschool curriculums, and give students the opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us.
These programs take place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each two-hour program is $6 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration includes admission to the Johnson County Museum and to KidScape. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at www.jcprd.com, click on Activity Registration in the upper left part of the screen and perform a search for the barcodes listed above.
Other upcoming Homeschool History Adventures! programs this season will include: "The original Kansans" on Nov. 1 and 2 (barcodes 40616 and 40617), and “Life on the Homefront” on Dec. 6 and 7 (barcodes 40618 and 40619).
To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under enrichment &special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “enrichment.”
These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.