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Featuring award-winning long-term and changing exhibitions as well as public and school education programs, the Museum is a great place to spend the day learning about our county’s history and having fun in our hands-on exhibit spaces.

Exhibits: Kidscape | Seeking the Good Life image gallery

Hours
Admission
Location
Contact
Monday-Saturday:
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday and major holidays
FREE
6305 Lackman Road
Shawnee, KS 66217
Map
ph: 913.715.2550
fx: 913.715.2565

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Whether you're a child of the Fifties or just curious about lifestyles from this nostalgic era, The 1950s All-Electric House offers an eye-opening look at the technology of the times. Showcased inside were futuristic gadgetry like a hidden television, electric curtain opener, a garage door opener and "the year 'round air conditioner…known as the heat pump.

Originally constructed by Kansas City Power & Light electric company in 1954, this five-room ranch house captures why a home in the suburbs was part of the American dream after World War II. The model home was open for a period of six months as a model home in the bedroom suburb of Prairie Village. It was a must see for many -- over 62,000 people toured the home in 1954, a number equal to that of Johnson County’s entire population.

A family home for forty years, The 1950s All-Electric House is once again a model house open for today’s tourists. Step inside to discover this "house of the future!”photo gallery

Hours
Admission
Location
Contact
Monday-Saturday: 1:00-4:00 p.m.
(guided tours every half hour)
Closed Sunday and major holidays
Groups can arrange a private tour by calling 913.715.2570
$2.00 adults, $1.00 kids 12 and under
Tickets cannot be reserved; tickets sold only on first-come, first-served basis.
6305 Lackman Road
Shawnee, KS 66217
Map
ph: 913.715.2550
fx: 913.715.2565
NOTE: Due to the narrow hallways in the historic 1950s All-Electric House, wheelchairs and strollers cannot be accommodated. We do, however, offer the tour in an alternate format -- a 30-minute video of the house experience.

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The site features the limestone Lanesfield School, a visitors center with exhibits and a museum store, and a covered picnic shelter. Adjacent to the site is a 79-acre prairie, owned by Kansas City Power and Light.

Built in 1869, the school is the only standing structure from Lanesfield, Kansas. The town served as a mail stop on the Santa Fe Trail, identified with a 1906 Daughters of the American Revolution marker. A 1858 pre-Civil War skirmish also took place in the area between Missouri Border Ruffians and Free-State Kansans, led by General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake.

Adjacent to the Lanesfield Historic Site is a short nature trail, owned by the Kansas City Power and Light Company. An observation tower provides a birds-eye view of the skirmish site between the Free-State Kansans and the Missouri Border Ruffians.

Exhibit: Just Plain Simple: The One Room School House in Kansasphoto gallery

Hours
Admission
Location
Contact
Friday & Saturday: 1:00-5:00 p.m. and by appointment
Call 913.715.2570 to schedule
FREE
18745 S Dillie Road
Edgerton, KS 66021
Map
ph: 913.893.6645

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Do you geo-cache? Find the Dual- Cache at the Johnson County Museum!

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