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Posted on: June 27, 2018

"Blue Ribbon at the County Fair" is subject of next museum storytelling program on July 18


Young children can share in some of the fun of going to a county fair during a late July session of the Johnson County Museum's series of entertaining and educational stories involving nature, history, culture, and art, presented by local Storyteller Jo Ho.

Titled simply Jo Ho Storyteller, this series of stand-alone programs is for ages three to five with an adult. Programs take place beginning at 10 a.m. on one Wednesday each month at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each one-hour program is $2 per person, 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 these programs in the My JCPRD Activities catalog and online listings, browse first under preschool and then under fine & performing arts. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “storytime.”

The next program in the series is called “Blue Ribbons at the County Fair,” and will take place on Wednesday, July 18.  July is county fair time and these “blue ribbon best” stories make for a whoopee-filled time. Who raised the grandest pig? Who wins the pie-eating contest? Who stitched the loveliest quilt? Come to the fair and find out!

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

The final Jo Ho Storyteller programs this season is "Under the Sea" on Aug. 15.

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