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  1. A Very Retro Christmas!

    November 23, 2020, 9:00 AM - January 9, 2021, 4:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum for Special Events

    Celebrate the holidays 1950s style! Explore the museum’s signature exhibition featuring the 1950s All-Electric House decorated for Christmas! The All-Electric House will be decked out for the holidays. Enjoy the sparkle of an aluminum tree, the glow of big bulb light strings, and the nostalgia of the vintage décor throughout the house.

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  2. Behind the Scenes - JOCO Museum Tour

    December 5, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum for Special Events

    Interact with museum staff as you learn why we collect, how we collect, and the importance to our local community. Our collection features over 19,300 3D objects and over one million images. The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center holds the museum’s two-dimensional collection, including manuscripts, maps, photographs, and quilts. To schedule a separate time for your group of six to 12 people, or a tour for youth or scout groups, please call (913) 715-2570.

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  3. Retro Storytime (Ages 3-5 with Adult)

    December 9, 2020, 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Preschoolers love the stories from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House! Craft activity included after the story ends. Pre-register by calling (913)831-3359 or purchase a ticket at the front desk on the day of the event if space is available. Available as a field trip for groups - call for more information at (913)715-2570.

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  4. History on Tap – Hallmark’s History of Card Giving

    December 10, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM @ This is a virtual program available to registered participants only. Event link and more details will be emailed prior to the event.

    The collections housed in the Hallmark Archives provide a visual and historical representation of over 200 years of greeting card history, industry, and printing technologies, and serves as the repository for materials documenting Hallmark corporate, family, and product history. In this virtual presentation, participants will explore the Hallmark Archives through a guided tour with Hallmark Historian Samantha Bradbeer. Participants will learn about Hallmark’s history of creativity and innovation, understand what makes a holiday a card giving occasion, and see how the company uses archival designs for new ideas and inspiration.

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  5. Santa's Virtual Workshop

    December 12, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Event Space

    HO-HO-Holiday-Fun! Santa will check in with us VIRTUALLY and interact LIVE with us from his workshop at the north pole (via some very fancy elf technology) while we make holiday themed crafts and community holiday cards. He even has a special cookie gift for you to take with you as you exit the workshop. As a special treat, a refurbished 1949 Lionel train set will be running under the tree from 11 to 2! Plus we will have retro inspired crafts and we’ve pulled popular gifts from across the decades—see if you can guess what they are! With admission to SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP for December 12, receive a $1 off admission coupon to the museum on December 12, 2020 for up to EIGHT guests! The coupon code will print at the bottom of your SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP receipt.

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  6. HOLIDAYS IN THE JOHNSON COUNTY MUSEUM!

    December 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum for Special Events

    The 1954 All-Electric House will be decked out for the holidays. Enjoy the sparkle of an aluminum tree, the glow of big bulb light strings, and the nostalgia of the vintage décor throughout the house. As a special treat, a refurbished 1949 Lionel train set will be running under the tree from 11 to 2! Plus we will have retro-inspired crafts! With admission to SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP for December 12, receive a $1 off admission coupon to the museum on December 12, 2020, for up to EIGHT guests! Register for the workshop at the link on this page. A coupon code will print at the bottom of your SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP receipt. Don't forget to pre-register your group for Kidscape if you plan to visit KidScape! Please visit the museum website for the registration link.

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  7. Santa's Virtual Workshop

    December 12, 2020, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Event Space

    HO-HO-Holiday-Fun! Santa will check in with us VIRTUALLY and interact LIVE with us from his workshop at the north pole (via some very fancy elf technology) while we make holiday themed crafts and community holiday cards. He even has a special cookie gift for you to take with you as you exit the workshop. As a special treat, a refurbished 1949 Lionel train set will be running under the tree from 11 to 2! Plus we will have retro inspired crafts and we’ve pulled popular gifts from across the decades—see if you can guess what they are! With admission to SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP for December 12, receive a $1 off admission coupon to the museum on December 12, 2020 for up to EIGHT guests! The coupon code will print at the bottom of your SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP receipt.

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  8. Santa's Virtual Workshop

    December 12, 2020, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Event Space

    HO-HO-Holiday-Fun! Santa will check in with us VIRTUALLY and interact LIVE with us from his workshop at the north pole (via some very fancy elf technology) while we make holiday themed crafts and community holiday cards. He even has a special cookie gift for you to take with you as you exit the workshop. As a special treat, a refurbished 1949 Lionel train set will be running under the tree from 11 to 2! Plus we will have retro inspired crafts and we’ve pulled popular gifts from across the decades—see if you can guess what they are! With admission to SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP for December 12, receive a $1 off admission coupon to the museum on December 12, 2020 for up to EIGHT guests! The coupon code will print at the bottom of your SANTA'S VIRTUAL WORKSHOP receipt.

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  9. Kid's Day Out (ages 5-10)

    December 23, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. We provide one snack. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up at any time. 5 year old children must be currently attending kindergarten. Call to register (913) 831-3359. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570. *We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

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  10. Kid's Day Out (ages 5-10)

    December 24, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. We provide one snack. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up at any time. 5 year old children must be currently attending kindergarten. Call to register (913) 831-3359. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570. *We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

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  11. Museum Closed!

    December 25, 2020, 4:30 PM - 11:45 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum for Special Events

    The Arts and Heritage Center, including the Museum is closed in observance of Christmas. We will re-open Saturday, December 26, 2020. Thank you.

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  12. Kid's Day Out (ages 5-10)

    December 28, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. We provide one snack. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up at any time. 5 year old children must be currently attending kindergarten. Call to register (913) 831-3359. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570. *We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

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  13. Kid's Day Out (ages 5-10)

    December 29, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. We provide one snack. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up at any time. 5 year old children must be currently attending kindergarten. Call to register (913) 831-3359. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570. *We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

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  14. Kid's Day Out (ages 5-10)

    December 30, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. We provide one snack. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up at any time. 5 year old children must be currently attending kindergarten. Call to register (913) 831-3359. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570. *We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

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  15. Kid's Day Out (ages 5-10)

    December 31, 2020, 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM @ Arts & Heritage Center - Museum Classroom

    Come have fun when school is out! Discover history through hands-on activities and exploration of KidScape and museum exhibits, play games, and enjoy down time. We provide one snack. Bring a lunch, snack, and water bottle and dress for the weather - we will go outside if we can. We are open from 7:30 am-5:30 pm, but you may drop off and pick up at any time. 5 year old children must be currently attending kindergarten. Call to register (913) 831-3359. For program questions call the museum (913) 715-2570. *We require all participants to complete personal information forms for each child that we will keep for the school year. You will receive an email after registration with the form.

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