Awards

The Johnson County Museum and its exhibits, publications, and programming have been honored with numerous national, regional, and local honors and awards over the past 30 years. 

Historical/Cultural Facility Award, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials, 2018

Capstone Award, Adaptive Re-Use Category, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, Kansas City Business Journal, 2018.

Commercial Development Award, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, Overland Park Economic Council, Overland Park Chamber of Commerce, 2018.

Award of Excellence, Adaptive Re-use of King Louie West to the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, Historic Kansas City Foundation, 2017.

Achievement Award, Arts and Historic Preservation category, Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, National Association of Counties, 2016.

Award of Excellence for What is Modernism? (an exhibit), Kansas Museums Association, 2015

Award of Merit, Innovation in Preservation for the Johnson County Museum’s Master Plan for the Museum of Suburbia and Suburban Policy Center, Historic Kansas City Foundation, 2011.

Model Digitization project, “Johnson County’s Photographic History on the Web” grant project funded by $90,745 award amount, 2004 grant cycle. Selected by Institute of Museum and Library Services, as part of a 5-year assessment of Museums for America grant program, 2011.

Award for Excellence for the Rehabilitation of the Lanesfield School, Kansas Preservation Alliance, 2009

Award of Excellence for Coming of Age in Johnson County: 1960-1976 (an exhibit), Kansas Museums Association, 2008

Award of Merit for the www.JoCoHistory.net project and partnership with the Johnson County Library, American Association for State and Local History, 2007

Award of Merit for publication Johnson County, Kansas: A Pictorial History, 1825-2005, American Association for State and Local History, 2007

Award of Excellence for the exhibit Touching History: A Kid’s Journey Through Time, Kansas Museums Association, 2004

Award of Excellence for the 1950s All-Electric House video project, Kansas Museums Association, 2003

Award of Commendation for Cold War: Promise and Fear in the 1950s (an exhibit), American Association for State and Local History, 2002

Excellence Award for the exhibit “Cold War: Promise and Fear in the 1950s”, Special Projects Division—Citizen Education Projects – National Association of County Information Officers, 2002

Excellence Award for the quarterly newsletter, ALBUM, External Publications (Published Regularly)— National Association of County Information Officers, 2002

Award of Merit for restoration of the 1950s All-Electric House, American Association for State and Local History, 1999

Award of Merit for Seeking the Good Life, American Association for State and Local History, 1999

Award for Excellence for Seeking the Good Life and 1950s All-Electric House, Kansas State Historical Society, 1999

Award for Excellence for Seeking the Good Life and 1950s All-Electric House, Kansas Museums Association, 1998

Award for Excellence for Just Plain Simple: The One-Room School in Kansas, Kansas Museums Association, 1992

Honor Award for the restoration of Lanesfield School, American Institute of Architects, Kansas City Chapter, 1990

Preservation Award for the restoration of Lanesfield School, Kansas Preservation Alliance, 1989

Award for Excellence for the Living History program at Lanesfield School Historic Site, Kansas Museums Association, 1989

Award for Excellence for school and public programming, Kansas State Historical Society, 1988