The Johnson County Museum is thrilled to be open to the public!

The Museum has enhanced cleaning protocols in place for your safety. 

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

Lanesfield Historic Site is available by appointment.

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  1. Common Threads

    November 7, 2020 - January 23, 2021
    Johnson County Museum


    Johnson County Museum’s newest temporary exhibit  highlights the museum’s historic quilt collection and the stories of families who made them. Combined, these quilts patch together a unique history of our community.

    At their most basic, quilts are just thread and fabric combined to provide warmth. When viewed as historical artifacts, however, quilts are more complex. They convey history, emotion, and friendship.

    They represent important events, relationships, and whole eras in history. They are prized possessions passed down to descendants and gifted to close friends. They are colorful time capsules that communicate much about their makers, the time in which they were created, and the purposes the object served. 

    Every quilt has a story. So does every family.

    Much like fabric pieced together to create a quilt, each quilt featured here brings us part of a unique community history, piece by piece.