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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.

Check out our exciting Part Time Collections Assistant Career Opportunity!

Friends of Shawnee Town Newsletter

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/Leap Year Dance featuring Grand Marquis & 627 StompLeap Year Dance featuring Grand Marquis & 627 Stomp
February 27

07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

There’s an extra day on the calendar this year! For hundreds of years, leap year has been THE year that the ladies propose to the gentlemen. They’re given 366 days to pop the question to the love of their life. No matter who asks who, come and celebrate at Shawnee Town’s Leap Year Dance benefitting the Museum’s activities and programs. Waltz or twirl the night away while benefitting Shawnee Town’s educational programs at the same time. Doors open at 7pm and dancers from 627 Stomp will provide basic dance instruction if you feel a bit rusty, followed by 3 hours of music by the Grand Marquis. There will be hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Reservations required, $15/single, $25/couple. Friends of Shawnee Town, $10 single, $20 couple. Call us today at 913-248-2360, to reserve your spot on the dance floor! >>more

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/New Volunteer Open HouseNew Volunteer Open House
March 7

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

Visit us and find out about all of the wonderful, diverse volunteer opportunities we have to offer. There’s something for everyone! Free and open to all interested in volunteering for Shawnee Town. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. >>more

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/Speakeasy Society program - Scandals of the 1920sSpeakeasy Society program - Scandals of the 1920s
March 9

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

The 1920s was rife with scandals. Don your 20s glad rags, hear about a few of the most notorious scandals of the time, and sample prohibition cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. There will also be a cash bar. It will definitely be a hot time in the ol’ town tonight! Free and open to the public. “Password” required – phone (913) 248-2360 for reservations. >>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