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Johnson County Museum to participate in Blue Star Museums

The Johnson County Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer.

The Johnson County Museum will offer free admission to currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families this summer through Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense and more than 2,000 museums across America.

The promotion runs from Armed Forces Day (Saturday, May 15) through Labor Day (Monday, Sept. 6). 

"Johnson Countians have served our country from the Civil War through the present," said Museum Director Mary McMurray. "We honor them on the walls of our exhibits and in the history we preserve. This summer, it is our privilege to join Blue Star Museums in thanking those currently-serving U.S. military personnel and their families by offering free admission to the Johnson County Museum – one of our community’s cultural treasures."

The Johnson County Museum is located inside the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Ave., in Overland Park.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The museum is closed on Sunday and major holidays.

In addition to the museum’s signature exhibition - Becoming Johnson County - and popular children’s experience - KidScape, visitors will be able to experience two temporary exhibits:

  • Paul McCobb: America’s Designer (opening May 22)
  • Rising to the Challenge: Suburban Strength in Difficult Times

Regular admission prices are $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students with ID and military members, and $4 for children.

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