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Shawnee Town 1929 is a museum that is a division of the City of Shawnee's Parks and Recreation Department. The Museum is currently undergoing an expansion that will allow visitors to experience a typical day in and around the 1920s farm community of Shawnee, Kansas, through authentic collections, exhibits, programs and events.

We look forward to your participation in one of the many new and exciting programs Shawnee Town 1929 has to offer. Call (913) 248-2360 or email shawneetown@cityofshawnee.org to register for our programs. Evening classes will meet at Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive and daytime classes will meet at the Visitor’s Center at 11501 W 57th Street.


Friends of Shawnee Town Newsletter

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/Bloody Mary Roll-Out PartyBloody Mary Roll-Out Party
June 3

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm

Any way you slice it, the annual Bloody Mary Party and Tomato Roll is a fun way to get summer started! Join the Friends of Shawnee Town 1929 for an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres and surprises. Tickets are $25 for the party. The price includes 2 'tomato' entries in the Tomato Roll. Ask us about family or corporate sponsorships! Don’t miss the chance to win unique prize packages! Call 248-2360 by June 3rd to reserve your spot! >>more

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/Let the Good Times Roll!Let the Good Times Roll!
June 6

09:30 am

Don't miss the 8th Annual Friends of Shawnee Town Tomato Roll! It's like a Ducky Derby but with red rubber "tomatoes" that race down Johnson Drive, just before the Old Shawnee Days parade. >>more

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/Old Shawnee Days at Shawnee TownOld Shawnee Days at Shawnee Town
June 6

11:00 am to 04:00 pm

Have you ever been to Old Shawnee Days? Visit Romeo and the ladies in Shawnee Town’s chicken coop, plant seeds in the garden, do laundry on a washboard, design your own building for our make-believe town, play games in the schoolhouse, and design your own family tree. Did you meet Nymphadora, the cow, last year. If you haven’t you’re in for a world of fun! We hope to see you there!
Kids can print out a "Ticket to Fun" that features 12 kid-friendly Old Shawnee Days activities. When they complete 5 of the activities they can bring the ticket to Shawnee Town's Visitor's Center for a free gift! >>more

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/04/01/2015Speaker Series - World War I on the Homefront: Persuasion and Propaganda04/01/2015Speaker Series - World War I on the Homefront: Persuasion and Propaganda
June 9

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

hen the United States entered World War I in the spring of 1917, the civilian population was aware of the high casualty rates from trench warfare and the resulting low morale. This presentation will highlight posters, pamphlets, and sheet music that encouraged Americans to buy Liberty Bonds; raise, conserve, and send food to Europe; and promote the importance of books and libraries as a vital component of democracy. Light refreshments provided. Sponsored by: Friends of Shawnee Town and the Kansas Humanities Council Location: Town Hall, Shawnee Town 1929, 11600 Johnson Drive >>more

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/Time TravelersTime Travelers
June 11

10:00 am to 03:00 pm

Where living history comes to life with our family-oriented Time Travelers program. Farm activities may include doing the laundry, feeding the chickens, and gardening. Learn about getting a shave, compare a typewriter and a computer, and do a lesson in our one-room schoolhouse. You might make a craft, tour the jail, and top it all off with hand churned ice cream. Our volunteers and staff in 1920s attire will welcome your help! The day’s program includes a guided tour of our 1920s farmhouse. This program runs throughout the summer see our Time Travelers brochure for a complete list off the activities this summer! >>more

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/Hair Bobbing for LoveHair Bobbing for Love
July 11

10:00 am to 11:30 am

At Shawnee Town 1929, donate 10” or more of your hair to Locks of Love. If your hair is short, what a perfect reason for growing it long! In the 1920s, the “bob” became the fashion statement of the decade. A blunt cut level with the bottom of the ear, it signaled the beginning of an era of free-spirited young women who chose to defy tradition. >>more


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1920s Timeline
1920s Timeline

The place is Shawnee -- a small Kansas community of sloping farms, 3 churches, a general store, a brand new picture show palace, the soda fountain at Heaton’s and a Chevrolet dealership selling roadsters and jalopies.>>more

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Facility Rental

Need a place for your wedding reception, birthday celebration, company meeting, family reunion or other special event?>>more