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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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Dino O'Dell

Dino O'Dell Back in Concert!
Whether Dino is counting monsters, fixing spaceships or swimming in peanut butter, his interactive songs and tall tales stir the imagination, inspire curiosity and engage the whole child. Come enjoy his unique blend of folk-rock and reggae!

Date: Wednesday, May 7
Time: 10:00 a.m. Doors open at 9:30.
Location: Museum's Education Center
Fee: $3 per child (children of members are FREE!)
Registration: Advance reservations are recommended by calling 913.715.2571 during normal Museum hours

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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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May Day at Lanesfield

May Day Celebration at Lanesfield
Join us for this traditional celebration of Spring! Dance around the Maypole to live music. Make a May Basket while enjoying free refreshments. Deocrate your wagon or bike and parade it around the grounds. A May Day King and Queen will be crowned after a vote by their subjects! This is a FREE event.

Date: Saturday, May 3
Time: 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton, KS  913.893.6645
FEE: None

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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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