Jazz up a Saturday morning in early February by taking part in a new special event being presented at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center.
Jazz Storytelling at the Johnson County Museum is the name of this program, which is for all ages. This interactive musical program will introduce kids and families to the sounds and styles of jazz, America’s art form. This event is being presented in collaboration with the American Jazz Museum in Kansas City. Jazz Storytelling also ties into the museum's special exhibit called The Turbulent Twenties. Coordinating with the centennial of the ending of World War I, the exhibit runs through May 11 and notes that despite often being presented as a triumphant decade for the country, the 1920s were also a decade of tumult and fractured American society.
To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under Special Events and then under fun for all. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “family fun.”
Jazz Storytelling will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2, at the JCAHC, located at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for this 45-minute drop-in program is the same as regular museum admission: $5 per person for adults, $4 for seniors ages 60 and older, $3 for children one to 18, and museum members are free.
The Hands to Hearts Bookmobile will also be making a special appearance from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and will be distributing free books to kids.
The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.