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Posted on: August 14, 2019

“The Jolly Barnyard” is next Retro Storytime program on Sept. 11 at the Johnson County Museum

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Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered monthly from September through December at the Johnson County Museum.

This program is called Retro Storytime and is for ages three to five with an adult. After each session's story presentation, enjoy a craft activity for little hands. Stories change monthly. An adult must attend program with child. These programs take place beginning at 10 a.m. on a Wednesday early each month through December at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. 

The cost for each 45-minute program is $2 per child, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration for these programs does not include admission to the Johnson County Museum or to KidScape. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under heritage & history. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keyword “museum.” 

The first program in the new season is called “The Jolly Barnyard,” and will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 11. In this classic Little Golden Book from 1950, it’s Farmer Brown’s birthday, and the animals are deciding what they’ll do for him on his special day.

For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 22219.

Other upcoming Retro Storytime programs this season will include: “I Like to Live in the City”  on Oct. 9 (course ID 22220), "Four Puppies" on Nov. 13 (course ID 22221), and “Frosty the Snow Man" on Dec. 11 (course ID 22222).

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

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