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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@shawneetown.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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/Jammin’ on the Green - Victor and PennyJammin’ on the Green - Victor and Penny
July 24

07:00 pm

Back by popular demand! Playing vintage guitar and ukulele, Victor and Penny will delight you with music and song they call Antique Pop. They bring a fresh twist to music of the early twentieth century. Listen, dance, jive! >>more

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/Shawnee Town Craft FairShawnee Town Craft Fair
September 20

09:00 am to 04:00 pm

Shoppers can browse through close to 100 craft booths featuring the handmade creations of jewelers, weavers, chefs, woodworkers, and other artisans at Shawnee Town 1929’s 39th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 20th between 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We will have several food booths on hand to meet the needs of your taste buds! Admission is $1.00 at the gate, and all proceeds benefit the Shawnee Town 1929 Museum’s interpretive and educational programs. Don’t miss out! This is a must for all craft lovers! For more information call (913) 248-2360 or email rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org. >>more

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/Marshall Ensor and Wireless Radio in the 1920s - Larry Woodworth, W0HXS, Manager, Ensor Park & Museum
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Marshall Ensor and Wireless Radio in the 1920s - Larry Woodworth, W0HXS, Manager, Ensor Park & Museum
August 12

07:00 pm

In the 1910s as a boy, Marshall H. Ensor W9BSP, developed a serious interest in radio. He was 16 when he joined that growing bunch everywhere who built simple equipment to listen AND talk using a wireless radio. By 1922 he had acquired a Federal Radio operator’s license. By the late 1920s, Marshall was teaching radio “by radio” in his own home. Come and hear how an Olathe dairy farmer made good! Marshall Ensor’s home in Olathe is on the National Register of Historic Places and the Register of Historic Kansas Places. >>more

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/The American Home and the Model A - Sheryl Winkinhofer, Northwest Missouri Model A Ford Club
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The American Home and the Model A - Sheryl Winkinhofer, Northwest Missouri Model A Ford Club
September 9

07:00 pm

Using popular publications and advertisements along with other historical data of the times, Sheryl Winkinhofer has researched what the American home looked like from the late 20’s to the early 30’s at the zenith of the Model A. She will explore the many options available to the “modern” home owner. Be prepared for a few surprises along the way! We are fortunate once again to have the Northwest Missouri Model A Ford Club with us who will bring their cars to the event. Come and win a free ride in one of these beautifully restored vehicles! >>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