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current exhibits
autoSeeking the Good Life
A review of the country's history from its Indian reservation and agricultural roots to today's premier suburban county.
kids KidScape
A hands-on suburban streetscape for kids to explore community!
Suburban Bliss Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie
September 20, 2013 - August 23, 2014
An exhibit featuring the workers and artifacts from the one-time world's largest smokeless powder explosives plant near De Soto. This exhibit was funded by the Johnson County Heritage Trust Fund.
electric house The 1950s All-Electric House
Tour the first historic house museum in the United States devoted to telling the story of post World War II suburban living.
classroom Just Plain Simple: The One Room School in Kansas
Telling the story of one-room school education in Kansas, this exhibit is a great introduction to the Lanesfield School. The 1869 structure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is open for tours.


online exhibits
paintingWith Grace and Wit - The Paintings of Margot Peet
The Johnson County Museum of History presented this exhibition With Grace & Wit: The Paintings of Margot Peet, 1903-1995 from May 15 - August 22, 1999. Johnson County, Kansas, is a part of the Metropolitan Kansas City area.
cabin Overland Trails: Focus on Johnson County
Focus on Johnson County was originally developed to complement the California Exhibition Resources Alliance traveling exhibit Overland: The California Emigrant Trail of 1841-1870.
classroom South Park: One School's Integration Story
In partnership with South Park Elementary School, the Johnson County Museum created this exhibition recounting the 1948-49 struggle for equal education at South Park. Their efforts resulted in the integration of schools in Northeast Johnson County -- five years before the historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling of Brown vs. Topeka Board of Education. The exhibit was dedicated in 2002 at South Park Elementary; when the school closed, the exhibit was moved to the new school Merriam Park Elementary where it remains on view. The online version is an exact replica.


upcoming exhibits
Suburban Bliss Lewis Hine: Let Children Be Children--Coming Fall of 2014
September 5, 2014 - November 1, 2014
An exhibit featuring the photography of Lewis Hine documenting early 20th century working conditions of children.

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