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Johnson County Museum

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Date:
Sat Jan 01, 12:00 AM - 12:01 AM
Location:
Johnson County Museum at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center Map
Program Type:
You Schedule It!
Category:
Community Partner
Level:
Daisy, Brownie, Junior, Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
 

About this partner: The Johnson County Museum strives to bring the history of our community to life through engaging exhibits and hands-on programming. With two sites, the museum featuring our new exhibits Becoming Johnson County and KidScape, and our one-room schoolhouse and visitor’s center at Lanesfield Historic Site, there are opportunities for everyone!

Times: Unless otherwise stated, all opportunities can be scheduled between 9am-4:30pm Monday to Saturday

Registration Requirements:  All girls participating as a Girl Scout in these activities must be registered Girl Scout members. If attending as a troop, all volunteers also need to be registered members and/or have completed and approved background checks. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) are allowed to participate in this activity supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

Questions/How to Register:? Call 913-715-2570


Becoming Johnson County Exhibit and KidScape

  All Levels

Explore the rich history of Johnson County as you walk through our brand-new exhibit, Becoming Johnson County. Try out some of our fun interactives, complete our scavenger hunt, and even spend some time playing in our kid-sized historical community, KidScape. (KidScape recommended for girls 3rd grade and under.)

Cost Per Girl: $3
Cost Per Adult: $5

Registration Requirements: All girls participating in this activity must be registered Girl Scout members and it is recommended that all adults are also registered members. At a minimum, all adults must have completed and approved background check. If non-registered individuals (adults or tags) plan to participate in this activity, supplemental insurance is required. Use the Insurance Purchase Form to purchase insurance at least 3 weeks prior to the event. Completed forms can be emailed to programapprovals@gsksmo.org.

How to Register: No registration necessary


Behind the Scenes Tour

 Junior   Cadette   Senior   Ambassador

Interact with museum staff as you learn why we collect, how we collect, and the importance to our local community. Our collection features over 17,000 3D objects and over one million images. The Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center holds the museum’s two-dimensional collection, including manuscripts, maps, photographs, and quilts. This experience includes admission to our brand-new exhibit, Becoming Johnson County. The tour lasts 1 hour, and exhibit exploration time is unlimited.

Cost Per Girl: $8
Cost Per Adult: $10


Thank You Community Helpers

 Daisy   Brownie   Junior

What is a community and who are the helpers? Learn about and meet some of the real people who help in Johnson County. Play a cooperative game, do a “thank you” activity in the classroom, tour the exhibit, and explore KidScape! This program lasts 1.5 hours.

Cost Per Girl: $6
Cost Per Adult: $5


Community Planners Challenge

 Brownie   Junior

Students watch the story of Johnson County unfold, then work together to create a city of their dreams! Working in small groups, students choose a mayor and plan roads, buildings, landscapes, and special places. Includes KidScape exploration time for 2nd and 3rd grades and an exhibit tour showcasing local history. This program lasts 1.5 hours, with additional time for KidScape play for Brownies.

Cost Per Girl: $6
Cost Per Adult: $5


History Detectives

 Daisy   Brownie   Junior   Cadette

Put on your white gloves and grab your clipboards! Use your observational and critical thinking skills as you evaluate a mystery object from the past. Includes KidScape exploration time for up through 3rd grade and an exhibit tour showcasing local history. This program lasts 1.5 hours.

Cost Per Girl: $6
Cost Per Adult: $5


Adventures in History

 Junior   Cadette

Explore areas of our county’s history by examining artifacts from our collection, touring the exhibit, and putting your brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in our museum classroom. Themes include ”Westward Ho,” “Clothing Through the Ages,” “The Original Kansas,” and “Life on the Homefront,” and more. This program lasts 2 hours.

Cost Per Girl: $6
Cost Per Adult: $5


Lanesfield Historic Site Tour

  All Levels

Location: Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dille Road, Edgerton, KS 66021

Time: Friday and Saturday from 1-5pm

Built in 1869, the one-room schoolhouse stands as the last trace of the once-thriving town of Lanesfield, Kansas. Gather some friends for a drop-in public tour, and learn about rural life and education from a costumed tour guide.

Cost Per Girl: Free
Cost Per Adult: Free

How to Register: No registration necessary


Farm Families Program

 Daisy   Brownie

Location: Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dille Road, Edgerton, KS 66021

Time: Friday and Saturday from 9am-1pm

Expand your visit to the Lanesfield Historic Site to learn about farm life and chores, and complete actual one-room schoolhouse lessons from 1904. This 1½ hour program is available by appointment. Program must be scheduled at least 2 weeks in advance. We welcome groups on No School Days!

Cost Per Girl: $3
Cost Per Adult: Free