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Posted on: October 31, 2018

Johnson County Museum offers Free Day on Nov. 21


Visit the Johnson County Museum for free on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

If you haven't experienced the museum in its Metcalf location - or even if you have - come enjoy the museum, including the 1950s All-Electric House, and the 2,500 square-foot main exhibit titled "Becoming Johnson County," featuring more than 400 objects, and more than 500 photographs. The KidScape experience is a 3,500-square foot area of the museum which lets kids learn about the past  through three unique communities. There’s an 1870s  farmstead, a 1900s city, and a 1950s diner. A special temporary exhibit called ""The Turbulent Twenties," which shows that the 1920s were much more complicated and tumultuous than popular ideas would indicate. The exhibit coordinates with the 2018 centennial of the ending of World War I, and will run through May 11.

The Free Day at the Johnson County Museum is a seven-and-one-half-hour drop-in event which will take place from 9 am to 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 21. The Johnson County Museum is located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. Regular museum admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors 60 and older, $3 for children one through 18, and free for children under one year old.

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog, browse first under Special Events and then under Fun For All. Look for the keywords “family fun.” 

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

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