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Summer is here...
and we've got some great camps JUST FOR YOU!

FINE ART CAMPS!

Art Teacher Shows Students How to PaintDrawing, mixed media, painting, sculpture, and textiles are just the start to the mediums you can explore through observation and creation. Teaching artists will help you learn new skills and navigate the world of art.

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MUSEUM CAMPS!

Teens dressed up in 1950s clothes posing next to 1955 Chevy Bel-Air carDig into the past in an unique week-long history camp and explore areas of the museum off limits to the public while you take on the role of a curator to create a display for the museum. OR... explore the Johnson County Museum and our kid-sized community, KidScape, this summer! Discover history through crafts and projects inspired by our signature and temporary exhibits.

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PERFORMING ARTS CAMPS!

Dance studioLearn  skills that you can take back to your school’s theatre program, all while guided by professional theatre educators. Learn how to properly audition, various dance techniques and styles, the fundamentals of creating dynamic characters, plus so more! Camps will culminate in a showcase for family and friends!

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Creative Commons Current Exhibition

Place of Peace - Veterans Art Exhibit


This exhibit is FREE and is open now thru August 22, 2021

Abstract, bright colored paintingAs veterans transition to civilian life, they are often met with challenges of depression and anxiety and must suddenly cope with the complete upheaval of a life once known with very little transitional support.

Finding a Place of Peace - be it a spiritual center, a garden, painting, theatre performance, or spending time with friends and family - is absolutely essential. It is critical in preventing a negative outcome. The arts have proven beneficial time and time again in aiding veterans as they bridge the gap between military life and civilian life. Let this exhibition help you find your place of peace and aid in the broader understanding of how we, as a community, can best help those who have served to protect us. 

Paul McCobb exhibition logoInside the Johnson Johnson County Museum!

Paul McCobb... 
America's
Designer


Paul McCobb is the greatest American designer you didn’t know you knew. McCobb designed functional and versatile items for the postwar American consumer in the Mid-Century Modern (MCM) era. He sought to improve the way Americans lived through mass produced yet high-quality pieces that were available in department stores as well as high-end galleries. 

This groundbreaking temporary exhibit will feature dozens of items from a private collection. Whether you grew up with McCobb’s products, are a recent MCM aficionado, or just love exploring good design, you will not want to miss this exhibit!

Exhibit opens May 22, and runs through January 7, 2022.
Entry included with Museum admission.

THEATRE IN THE PARK - Summer Season 2021!

Theatre in the Park full season graphic imageSummer is just around the corner, and after a YEAR of being dark, Theatre in the Park is ready for a season full of fun for the whole family!

We've got a little disco, a murder mystery, glass shoes, dancing grandmas and the biggest bunch of paper boys you'll ever see all set to take the stage OUTDOOR in Shawnee Mission Park! READ ALL ABOUT OUR SEASON!

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Facility & Room Rentals


NEED A SPACE?
WE'VE GOT THE PLACE!

The Arts and Heritage Center has lots of spaces for rent. Corporate events, weddings, birthdays, small and large meetings, receptions, you name it... we've got just the space for it! Rent a single room or the ENTIRE FACILITY! We'll be glad to have you! LEARN ALL ABOUT IT!

Lanesfield Historic Site

lanesfield schoolhouseDid you know we have a 152 year old school house... made of limestone... that is the last remaining structure in the former town of Lanesfield... and is also on the National Register of Historic Places... and that you can play escape room in?

Well, we do. And... you really should visit! LEARN ALL ABOUT IT!

Our Arts & Heritage Center Building Partners!

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The Arts Council of Johnson County.

Visit them online HERE!

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Johnson County Developmental Supports -

Emerging Artists Online Store

Visit them online HERE!

Overland Park Historical Society LogoThe Overland Park Historical Society.

Visit them online HERE!