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Hidden stories of the county's African American community

Picture of 1940s teacher Corinthia Nutter and embroidered handkerchief

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s death, the museum is hosting an interactive multi-media exhibit highlighting Johnson County’s African American neighborhoods, institutions and individuals. The exhibit is available through Feb. 28.

The exhibit is free and is located in the common area of the Arts & Heritage Center near the museum’s entrance. The exhibit includes such historical persons in the county as Corinthia Nutter, a central figure in the South Park School desegregation case.

Sign up for 50-plus Valentine's bingo


Join Johnson County Park & Recreation District 9:30 to noon Wednesday for 50-plus Valentine’s Day Breakfast and Bingo. The Valentine's-themed bingo event will be held at Roeland Park Community Center, 4850 Rosewood Drive in Roeland Park.

Treat yourself to a special Valentine’s Day breakfast and then play 12 games of bingo. Winners are awarded prizes ranging from gift bags to gift certificates. Singles and cou­ples welcome. 

Keep your Valentine's flowers fresh


The most popular day to give flowers is fast approaching — Valentine’s Day is Feb. 14.

If you’re planning to send or receive flowers, Johnson County K-State Research and Extension offers tips to care for Valentine’s flowers.

Above all else, water is vital. Keep the vase or floral foam soaked with water at all times. Add fresh water daily and use warm water, as this will aid in uptake. 


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