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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Explore themes in Native American History during Jan. 23 Lunch and Learn

Museum Lunch and Learn

Explore themes in regional Native American history during the next Lunch and Learn program being presented at the Johnson County Museum in late January.

Lunch and Learn - Resettlement & Reeducation of Indians of Kansas is the name of this program, which is for all ages. Haskell University Professor Eric Anderson will present this session. Participants should bring a lunch, and the museum will provide drinks and dessert.

This program ties into a temporary exhibit currently on display at the museum called Savages and Princesses - The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes. This exhibit, which will remain in display through March 14, consists of over thirty contemporary artworks by 13 nationally-recognized Native American artists, and includes small art objects, framed pieces, and a giant installation. This exhibit is made possible by Mid-America Arts Alliance and Exhibits USA, as well as through funding from Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) and the National Endowment for the Arts. 

To find this program in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under adult and then under heritage & history. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “museum.” 

This Lunch and Learn will take place beginning at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for one one-hour program is $6 per person and includes museum admission. Museum members receive a 20 percent discount, but must call to claim their discount. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a course ID search for 28466. 

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