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Posted on: September 12, 2018

“The Happy Man and his Dump Truck” is subject of next museum Retro Storytime program on Oct. 3

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Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered monthly through December at the Johnson County Museum.

This program is called Retro Storytime and is for ages three to five with an adult. After each session's story presentation, enjoy a craft activity for little hands. Stories change monthly. An adult must attend program with child. These programs take place beginning at 10 a.m. on a Wednesday early each month through December at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. 

The cost for each 45-minute program is $2 per child, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration for these programs does not include admission to the Johnson County Museum or to KidScape. To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under enrichment &special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search,  look for the keywords “museum program.” 

The next program in the current season is called “The Happy Man and his Dump Truck,” and will take place on Oct. 3. First published in 1949, this classic story is about a happy man who thrills a group of farm animals when he takes them for a ride in his dump truck.

For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

Other upcoming Retro Storytime programs this season will include: "The Poky Little Puppy" on Nov. 7, and “Frosty the Snow Man" on Dec. 5.


The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

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