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Enjoy a screening of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Johnson County Museum on Aug. 5
POSTED: 07/12/2017
Celebrate Route 66 with a special viewing of “The Grapes of Wrath” at the Johnson County Museum in early August.

This program is for all ages and is called Matinee at the Museum. Released in 1940, “The Grapes of Wrath” is a classic drama which demonstrates the hardships of the Great Depression. Follow the Joad Family and the difficulties they endure as they head west from Oklahoma to California seeking work. The movie is adapted from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, which gave Route 66 its nickname, “the Mother Road.” The movie, which stars Henry Fonda and John Carradine, is rated G and runs 129 minutes. Before or after the movie, explore the museum’s main exhibit, “Becoming Johnson County,” featuring the 1950s All-Electric House and 1955 Chevy inside the exhibit, and the temporary photography exhibit, “Mother Road Revisited: Route Sixty-Six Then and Now.” Concessions will be available for purchase.

Matinee at the Museum will take place beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5, at the Johnson County Museum, located at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, inside the former King Louie Building at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for this two-hour-plus film, including admission to the museum before or after the presentation, is $10 per person for adults, $8 for children one to 18, $9 for seniors ages 60 and older, and $4 for museum members (call (913) 831-3359 to reserve member tickets). Pre-registration is encouraged, but tickets can be purchased the day of event if seats are available.

For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park & Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.

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