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The Johnson County Museum was awarded the American Association of State and Local History’s 2021 Award of Excellence for its response to COVID-19.

The museum’s pandemic response included: a collecting initiative; a temporary exhibition designed to inspire and embolden the community; a partner-supported community art exhibition and public programming to help unpack the pandemic and address mental health needs; and speRising-to-the-Challenge-short-no-violatorcial educational programming to offer safe and nurturing spaces for childcare, summer camps, and virtual learning hubs, as well as curriculum guides to help older students better understand the historic context of the pandemic and social justice movements.

Kids in front of large white haven motel neon signThe Johnson County Museum in Overland Park, KS is open to the public Monday through Saturday, 9:00am - 4:30pm. Enhanced cleaning protocols are in place for your safety.

Pre-registration is recommended for KidScape. Two sessions are available: 9:00 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm). 

Become a member and enjoy the museum, KidScape and our temporary gallery exhibitions year-round for FREE!

lanesfield schoolhouseLanesfield Historic Site
is open to the public from 10:00am to 4:00pm on the second Saturday of each month. Admission to Lanesfield Historic Site is free!

Fieldtrips, Escape Rooms, and Group Tours are available by appointment.  For questions or to book your experience, call 913-715-2570. 

Current Special Exhibition **Opening January 29, 2022**


Cities, Suburbs and Segregation

This new special exhibit promises to take visitors on a deep dive on the history of redlining from its origins to lingering legacies. Using artifacts from the Johnson County Museum, State Historical Society of Missouri, and images from more than 20 institutions, this exhibit shows how Johnson County and the region both shaped and was shaped by the federal policy of redlining. An art exhibit within the history exhibit featuring works from the African American Artists Collective provides opportunities for people to reflect on redlining from different perspectives. This special exhibition will run through January 7, 2023. 

Current Creative Commons Exhibition

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Suburban Strength In Difficult Times

The COVID-19 pandemic is an historic event unlike anything most Johnson Countians have experienced. Although the time of COVID-19 seems unique, Johnson Countians have faced other periods of great difficulty. Armed conflicts like the Civil War, World Wars, and Vietnam. Natural disasters such as the 1951 flood, tornadoes, and droughts. Economic downturns from the Great Depression to the 2008 recession... READ MORE

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