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The Museum offers structured programs and self-guided opportunities to tour the three museum sites: Johnson County Museum, the 1950s All Electric House, and... more

The Johnson County Museum regularly features a variety of programs for children and families, including Pop 'n Play, Family Fun Day and children's musical... more

Guided tours are available, for a small fee, to the JoCo Museum and Lanesfield Historic sites. Museum staff will take groups of adults and/or children on... more

Johnson County Museum Exhibits
Phone: 913-715-2550

Seeking the Good Life -A review of the country's history from its Indian reservation and agricultural roots to today's premier suburban county. KidScape - A... more

Johnson County Museum Tours
Phone: 913-715-2552

If you enjoy history and interacting with the public, consider volunteering with the Johnson County Museum! Volunteers give tours of the 1950s All-Electric... more

Museum: Children's Activities
Phone: 913-715-2550

The Johnson County Museum provides interactive exhibits and a variety of enrichment programs for children. Kidscape - KidScape is the museum's newest hands-on... more

The Museum staff presents on various topics related to the county's history. If presentations occur off-site, there is a $25 fee. Looking for a unique way to... more

Museum: Facilities Rental
Phone: 913-715-2550

The Museum offers rentals of its Education Center for a variety of events during normal museum hours. For your questions or to make a reservation, call 913.715... more

Photograph Reproductions
Phone: 913-715-2550

Photographs from the Msueum's collection are available to view online at www.JoCoHistory.net and for purchase of higher resolution scans for a fee by... more

Tour the first historic house museum in the United States devoted to telling the story of post World War II suburban living. The house is a 1954 ranch-style... more

We Recommend
Phone: 913-826-4600

Get reading recommendations from librarians, request a personalized reading list, find books similar to popular titles and more. more

What's happening with King Louie?

New exterior of the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center

Curious to see plans for repurposing the King Louie building into the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center? Come to our community event on August 31 at Meadowbrook (9101 Nall Ave., Overland Park, KS 66207). We'll have project designers as well as Johnson County Museum and Johnson County Park & Recreation District staff available to answer your questions and take your suggestions. The event runs from 4-7:30 p.m. We'll have presentations every half hour and information booths, so drop by any time. Feel free to RSVP at our Facebook event page

Arts & Heritage Center Overview

Johnson County originally purchased the former King Louie bowling alley and ice skating rink at 8788 Metcalf in 2011 as a replacement home for the Johnson County Museum. This architectural icon in the heart of Overland Park — and the County — will now be given new life as the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center (JCAHC).

The JCAHC will not only house the Johnson County Museum, but will also be a place where the Johnson County Park & Recreation District can expand many of its programs, including The Theatre in the Park. Many different types of arts classes and cultural learning opportunities are planned for the space as well.

The third major use for the JCAHC will be the Community Gathering Space, where the Johnson County Election Office will host advance voting and conduct election worker training. This space will also be available for rental by the public and community groups for a number of different functions and activities.