Support the Museum

As part of the Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County, the Friends of the Johnson County Museum actively work to secure the necessary resources to provide the highest quality museum experiences. The Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County is a separate not-for-profit organization whose mission is to cultivate relationships and build capacity for Johnson County Park and Recreation District and related philanthropic initiatives. All received gifts are deposited with the Parks & Recreation Foundation of Johnson County, and qualify as charitable tax-deductible gifts.

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Please consider giving to one of the funds to help instill a stronger connection to history and a sense of place for those who visit. We value your support of the museum's mission and appreciate any size gift. Thank you for your support of creating great experiences for the community to connect with local history!

Group of kids outside the Lanesfield School Historic Site.

Scholarship Fund
The Friends of the Johnson County Museum provides access to field trip programs through a scholarship to Title One Schools. Qualifying schools receive 1/2 price admission to programs at the Arts & Heritage Center and the Lanesfield Historic Site. 

Event Sponsorship Fund
By sponsoring an event at the Museum, your organization's brand will be linked to a nationally accredited, award-winning museum, and prominently credited on the online platform, social media marketing and other promotional materials. We offer a variety of sponsorship opportunities including Museum Free Days, Museum Mixers, Members-Only Events, and more. Contact us to find out more.

Annual Fund
For over 50 years, the Johnson County Museum has collected, shared and interpreted the history of Johnson County. Your special gift helps support the museum acquisition fund, exciting exhibitions and engaging education programs. Contribute online today!

Payment may also be made by personal check. Be sure to note "Museum" in the memo, and mail your check to: 
Friends of the Johnson County Museum
8788 Metcalf Ave.
Overland Park, KS 66212

If you are interested in making an IRA Qualified Charitable Distribution, please contact us

Endowment Fund
The Foundation accepts gifts from those who would like to honor or memory of a loved one whose passion was local history. Gifts are restricted to future developments for major museum initiatives. Contact us about making a legacy gift.

Named Giving Opportunities
Named giving opportunities are also still available for spaces within the Johnson County Museum. Your contribution will support major updates to exhibitions. If you or your business would like to contribute, please contact the Museum Director at 913-826-2787.

  • Changing Exhibition Gallery: $150,000 - 20 year term
  • 1950s All-Electric House: $50,000 - 20 year term
  • Museum Classroom: $50,000 - 20 year term

Named giving opportunities are also available at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, which houses the Johnson County Museum. For more information, contact Susan Mong, Superintendent of Culture - [email protected] or 913-715-2573.