Johnson County Government would like all of our county residents and visitors to have a safe and happy thanksgiving holiday weekend. County office buildings will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 for the thanksgiving holiday weekend.
All Johnson County Library locations will also be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 – although we remind you that their eLibrary is always open. Visit jocolibrary.org.
Administrative office for Johnson County Park & Recreation District will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24. Find JCPRD’s winter schedule online.
In addition, this weekend kicks off the free Lanesfield School Country Christmas event — appropriate for all ages — that allows visitors to experience an old-fashioned, 1904 Christmas.
Lanesfield School Country Christmas is offered as a free drop-in program from 1 to 5 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays on the following dates: Nov. 25, and Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 and 30. The session on Saturday, Dec. 2, will include a special Christmas concert in the schoolhouse, featuring the Edgerton Rainbow Connection Children’s Choir. The performance will begin at 1:30 pm, followed by a visit from Santa, crafts, and free refreshments. Be sure to bring your camera!
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.