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Come celebrate your community or explore the past at the Johnson County Museum. Below are just a few of the exhibits and fun found at the Museum. Visit their website
for more information. May Day! NEW!
When: Saturday, May 3, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Where: Lanesfiled School Historic Site located at 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton, KS 66021
What: Join us for this celebration of Spring! Dance around the Maypole to live music, make a May basket and enjoy free refreshments. Decorate your wagon or bike and parade it around the grounds. This event is free to all participants.
Information: Call 913-893-66451950’s All-Electric House Tours
Girl Scouts of all ages are invited to visit the 1950’s All-Electric House located at the Johnson County Museum to find out about girls in the 1950’s. Wear your 50’s-era costume during your House tour as you learn more about daily life. This is a great tie-in for troops working on their Playing in the Past Badge, Celebrating Community Badge or the World of Girls Journey. Tours available Monday-Saturday 1:00-4:00 pm. Cost is $2.00 per person. Scape
KidScape is the museum's newest hands-on exhibit developed for kids ages 3-9. Designed to look like a suburban streetscape, KidScape immerses children into a colorful, exciting environment where they can learn about community through role-playing and meet some of Johnson County's most talented citizens - past and present!. Enter into seven enticing environments: bookstore, park, City Hall, hospital, fashion boutique, theater, and post office. Open during normal museum hours. Cost is free. Seeking the Good Life Tours
Seeking the Good Life tells the story of a city from a suburban perspective. Located adjacent to Kansas City, Missouri, Johnson County’s history has been entwined with that city since its beginnings. In the 1830s Johnson County was a home to Shawnee Indians and the missionaries who followed them. The exhibit studies the changing ideas of the "good life" over time, and challenges visitors to consider their own definitions of “the good life” and how they can be a part of solutions to today's challenges. This exhibit is located inside the Johnson County Museum. Self-guided tours are available Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 4:30pm. Cost is free. Lanesfield Historic Site Tour
Built in 1869, the school is the only standing structure from Lanesfield, Kansas. Girl Scouts can investigate what it was like to go to a one-room school in 1904. Gather some friends for a drop-in public tour and learn about rural life and education from a costumed tour guide. This is a great tie-in for troops working on their Playing in the Past Badge, Celebrating Community Badge or the World of Girls Journey. Tours are available Friday and Saturday from 1:00-5:00 pm. Cost is free. Farm Family - Brownies can expand their visit to the Lanesfield Historic Site and learn about farm life and chores. This program is available on Friday mornings from 9:30-10:30 or 11:00-12:00. The cost is $2 per child. Program must be scheduled at least 3 weeks in advance. LOCATIONS:
Johnson County Museum
6305 Lackman Rd
Shawnee, KS 66217
Lanesfield Historic Site
18745 S Dillie Rd
Edgerton, KS 66021QUESTIONS/RESERVATIONS:
Call 913-715-2570 to schedule your visit.