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Posted on: December 24, 2020

Learn about 50 years of local history during Jan. 21 virtual program for 50 Plus

Historic photo of Antioch Park's Dodge Town play area

A lot of development has happened in Johnson County in the past five decades, and you can learn more about it during a virtual lunch & learn being presented in late January by the 50 Plus Department of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

Lunch & Learn - Johnson County Since 1971 is the name of this program. From the establishment of the Johnson County Community College campus to the explosion of businesses and industry and diversifying population, Johnson County has experienced dramatic changes in the past 50 years. Participants will join Johnson County Museum Director Dr. Mary McMurray for an exploration of highlights from this fascinating period of Johnson County history.

To find this program online at, browse first under 50 Plus and then under enrichment & special interests. When using the website’s advanced search, look for the keywords “special interest.” 

Lunch & Learn - Johnson County Since 1971 will take place beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 21. The cost for this one-hour program, including a $15 gift card for lunch, is $20 per person for Johnson County residents or $22 per person for nonresidents. For more information or to register by phone, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Activity Search,” and search for activity number 7938.  

While JCPRD’s 50 Plus programs are primarily for people who are age 50 or older, interested parties who have not yet reached that magic age may still be able to attend. Persons 18 and older who are interested in a 50 Plus class are invited to call the 50 Plus Department at (913) 826-2975 for space availability.

The My JCPRD Activities catalog is available for pickup at Johnson County Library branches and at all JCPRD facilities.

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