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Johnson County Museum to present free May Day program at Lanesfield Historic Site on May 7
POSTED: 04/20/2016
 
Welcome Spring with a free May Day celebration being presented by the Johnson County Museum at the Lanesfield Historic Site on Saturday, May 7.

This program will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S Dillie Road, Edgerton. Participants can dance around the May pole, enjoy music, make a May basket and May Day Crowns, and enjoy free refreshments. Registration is not required for this drop-in program.

The Lanesfield site is a one-room limestone schoolhouse, the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield. It has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988. Visitors to the site can learn about the history of education in Kansas and Johnson County by touring the school and the visitor center. Learn about the typical school day, the curriculum, and the role most schoolhouses played in the larger community. Visitors may also learn about General James H. Lane, the town’s namesake, the restoration of the Lanesfield School and see artifacts that survived the 1903 fire.

For more information about the May Day program, contact the museum at (913) 715-2575.

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District.

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