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Hold the phone - History's Calling is next Homeschool History Adventures program on March 2
POSTED: 02/07/2018
Learn how people communicated with each other before the age of cell phones during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in early March.

During these programs, which are for ages seven to 13, participants will examine artifacts from the museum's collection, explore the museum's main exhibit called "Becoming Johnson County," and put their brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in the museum classroom. These monthly sessions serve as an engaging supplement to homeschool curriculums, and give students the opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us.

The next program in the series is called Hold the phone - History's Calling. Participants will find out how people kept in touch long ago, from the Pony Express to the switchboard, explore related artifacts in our collection, crack Morse code messages, and work on your communication skills like they did in days past. This program will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 2.

This program takes place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each two-hour program is $6 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration includes admission to the Johnson County Museum and to KidScape. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Registration,” create or sign into an account, and complete a barcode search for 41998.

To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under enrichment &special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “enrichment.”

Other upcoming Homeschool History Adventures programs this season will include: "What's Cookin'" on March 6 (barcodes 42001).

These programs are also eligible for credit in the Mindfulness dimension for the JCPRD U holistic wellness program for participants ages three to 18. Participants can complete Achievement Classes (similar to academic grade levels) and earn Achievement Badges and Awards. To register for JCPRD U call Nathan at (913) 826-2950.

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

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