IT'S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP!
What do you get with a Museum Membership?
- FREE Admission to KidScape
- FREE Admission to the Museum
- 20% OFF Museum Programs
- 10% OFF Museum Store
- FREE Admission to Special Exhibitions
- A terrific feeling for supporting our Amazing Work!
Museum wins 2021 AASLH AWARD OF EXCELLENCE!
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 special 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.
Fashion Lights Up the All-Electric House this holiday season!
The iconic All-Electric House at the Johnson County Museum will really be "dressed up" for the holidays! In addition to the customary decorating of the All-Electric House, the Museum is collaborating with students in the Fashion Merchandising & Design program at Johnson County Community College to display 1950s-era women's holiday attire throughout the house.
This remarkable exhibit will be on display from November 20th, 2021 through January 8th, 2022. This display coincides with the last weeks of the special exhibit "Paul McCobb: America's Designer", which closes on January 8th, 2022. Admission to the exhibition gallery is always included with museum admission!
In concert with this display, the Museum and JCCC are joining forces for “Mid-Century Holiday Party Fashion,” an evening program on Thursday, December 2, 2021. Guests will learn about the Mid-Century cocktail dresses and winter coats in JCCC’s Historical Fashion Collection from students in the JCCC Fashion Merchandising & Design program. This program is for adults 21 and up. Registration is $6 and includes beer and snacks. Reservations can be made by calling 913-831-3359 or registering online.
The 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 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.
IN THE SPECIAL EXHIBITIONS GALLERY!
Paul McCobb... the greatest American designer you didn't know you knew!
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!
NOW through January 7, 2022.
Current Creative Commons Exhibition
RISING TO THE CHALLENGE
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