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Posted on: January 10, 2019

Learn about Johnson County inventions and innovations during next Homeschool History Adventures

Homeschool History

Learn what bumper stickers and cowboy boots have in common during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in early February.

During these programs, which are for ages seven to 13, participants will examine artifacts from the museum’s collection, explore the museum’s main exhibit called “Becoming Johnson County,” and put their brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in the museum classroom. These monthly sessions serve as an engaging supplement to homeschool curriculums, and give students the opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us.

The next program in the series is called Made in JoCo. Participants will discover many unique Johnson County inventions, and put their own imagination to work! Johnson County is home to many entrepreneurial minds, and students will learn how one person’s idea can revolutionize the life of millions, and how teamwork and innovation can help move our community forward. What will you create?

These programs take place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each two-hour program is $6 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration includes admission to the Johnson County Museum and to KidScape.

To find these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under youth and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “museum program.”

Made in JoCo will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at

Other upcoming Homeschool History Adventures programs this season will include: “Homeschool Day at Lanesfield School” on March 8 at the Lanesfield Historic Site, and “Playing in the Past” on April 12.

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

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