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Posted on: June 28, 2019

Learn about "Collecting Oz" during Lunch and Learn session at Johnson County Museum on July 19

Expanding Oz Exhibit

Meet a local collector of all things Oz during the next Lunch & Learn program, which will be presented at the Johnson County Museum in mid-July.

This Lunch and Learn is titled Collecting Oz. During this hour-long session, collector Jane Albright, who inspired the museum's current temporary exhibit, “Expanding Oz,” will share her journey and passion collecting all things Oz. Admission to the Oz exhibit is included in the ticket price, for viewing before or after the program. Bring a lunch. For this program, the museum will provide bottled water and dessert, but participants should bring a sack lunch. 

This Lunch and Learn ties into the museum's special exhibit called Expanding Oz, which traces the growth of “The Wizard of Oz” phenomenon, explore its global appeal, and illustrate its influence on popular culture. The exhibit will run through Nov. 2, and ties into the 100th anniversary of Author L. Frank Baum’s death, the 80th anniversary of the 1939 MGM movie, and the Theatre in the Park’s production of the play on Aug. 2-10 as part of its 50th outdoor season.

To find the lunch and learn  in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under enrichment & special interests. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “museum .” 

This Lunch & Learn will take place beginning at noon on Friday, July 19, at the Johnson County Museum, located inside the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, at 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for one one-hour program is $5 per person for adults, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount, but must register by phone by calling (913) 831-3359 to receive their discount.  The program fee also includes museum admission. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359 or register online at 

The Johnson County Museum is a department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The My JCPRD Activities catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pickup at all Johnson County Library branches.