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Repair Work Scheduled for the Museum
Beginning Monday, March 24, the Johnson County Museum building will be undergoing repairs. This will limit access to both the Seeking the Good Life exhibit and to the KidScape gallery. In particular, KidScape will be limited to 49 visitors at any given time. To read the complete press release please click here. Construction will last approximately 6 weeks and will hopefully be completed by May 5.

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National Archives at Kansas City

Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie: WWII Records at the National Archives
In conjunction with the Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit at the Johnson County Museum, the National Archives will be offering participants help in researching World War II records. Bring your questions to archivist Jake Ersland, who will give tips on finding military records and other war-related information. NOTE: this program will be held at the National Archives.

DATE: Saturday, April 19
TIME: 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
PLACE: National Archives at Kansas City
400 W Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO. They can be reached at 816.268.8000.

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Citizen Soldiers of the Prairie

Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie
The Johnson County Museum opened its newest exhibit, Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie, on Friday, September 20, 2013. The exhibit examines the important role the workers at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant played in defending the United States for 50 years, and how the construction of the Sunflower plant dramatically changed Johnson County. The exhibit is on view through August 23, 2014, and is open during regular Museum hours, Mondays through Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Admission is FREE! This exhibit was funded by the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund.

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Jo Ho
"These Boots are Made for Talkin"
Stomper is back! He is Jo's fast talkin', rhymin', chimin' boot. He is returning with his new friend Cha Cha, for a foot tappin', heel clickin' spring fling of nursery rhymes and old songs, and a few new twists. Get ready to stomp and cha, cha, cha! Each family receives one free book compliments of the sponsor Target.

Date: Wednesday, April 16
Time: 10:00 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30)
Location: Museum's Education Center
Fee: None
Registration: None required for families
. Groups of ten or more must pre-register by calling 913.715.2570.

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Lanesfield School

Create Camaraderie, Have Fun and Build a Team!
Looking for a unique way to bring your workgroup together? Bring them to the Lanesfield School for an experience that they won't forget! Step back to 1904 with a strict school teacher for challenging lessons with penmanship, mental arithmetic, geography and spelling in a turn of the 20th century school environment.

The Historic Site is available for a 4-hour time block between 8:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. weekday mornings with the choice of a 30-minute or 1-hour program with a costumed guide. Maximum of 30 participants for a cost of $200 ($150 for non-profit organizations and Johnson County Departments and Agencies). Click here to download a brochure.

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joco history Browse Our Photograph Collection
A collaborative presentation of the history of Johnson County, Kansas from the Johnson County Museum and partners, offers a wide range of images dating from the late 19th century to the current day. A major focus of the collection centers on individuals and groups of people in domestic, recreational, scholarly, and business settings.


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