Train exhibit at Johnson County Museum now open

Train going down tracks during the 1800s

Johnson County Museum's new exhibit on trains opened last Saturday, May 13. TRAINS: Transportation and the Transformation of Johnson County showcases the impact of railroads in Johnson County.

The exhibit details how trains have transformed the county’s landscape, people and economy – from the early days of the Kansas Pacific Railway to the modern-day BNSF Railway.

Through interactive displays, historical artifacts, and engaging visuals, visitors can learn about the county’s long history with the railroad and how it continues to shape the county today.

The exhibit is included with regular museum admission. The cost of admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children.

A related program will take place in the Museum Classroom, Kansas City and the Power of the Railroad, on May 18 at 6 p.m. Matthew Reeves from the Linda Hall Library will explore Kansas City’s history through the lens of the railroad. Cost is $8 per person.

The Johnson County Museum is located in the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Find more information about the exhibit on the museum’s website.

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