Family Educational Fun: Free Day at the Johnson County Museum
Written by: Allison Swan
If you're looking for something to do this President's Day, February 19th, visit the new Johnson County Museum for free!
There's something for the entire family. Explore the signature exhibition on becoming Johnson County to gain a deeper understanding of the county’s history. Through the themes of land, policy, and regionalism, discover how residents worked together to create the community of today. The centerpiece is the 1950's all-electric house, which exemplifies the American Dream many hoped to find.
Kids learn through play about the past in KidScape. An 1870's farmstead introduces kids to life on the farm, like tending animals, collecting eggs, gardening, and house chores. Time travel to the 1900's where kids sell fruits and vegetables at the City Market, perform at the theatre, and teach at the school. Suburban life springs up in the 1950s as kids care for sick patients at the hospital, cook up burgers and fries at the diner, and build a house for a new suburban family.
Preregistration is not required. The Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center in the former King Louie Building is located at 8788 Metcalf Avenue in Overland Park and is open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.