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Posted on: September 12, 2018

Explore fashions of the past during next Homeschool History Adventures session on Oct. 5

Homeschool History Adventures

Learn about fashion trends of the past during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in early October.

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.

These programs take 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.

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 keywords “museum activities.”

The next program in the series is called "Pinafores to Poodle Skirts." From suspenders, to parasols, to feed-sack underwear, participants will Explore history’s closet, trying some clothes-related games and activities on for size! This program will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 5. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at, click on Register for Activities and perform a search for the course ID 10887.

Other upcoming Homeschool History Adventures programs this season will include: "Meet the First Kansans" on Nov. 2, and "Life on the Homefront'" on Dec. 7.

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

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