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Bloody Mary Roll-Out Party
June 1, 2016

05:00 pm to 07:00 pm


Bloody Mary Roll-Out PartyLet the good times roll! It's time for the 9th Annual Bloody Mary Roll-Out Party!

Join the Friends of Shawnee Town us as we celebrate Shawnee Town and kick-off the 9th annual Tomato Roll Fundraiser with an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, raffle items, live auction and more!

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2016
5:00pm – 7:00pm

Where:
The Shawnee Town Gazebo
11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, KS

Cost: $25 per person

RSVP: Call 913-248-2360 to reserve your spot by May 25th.

Ask us about family or corporate sponsorships for this year's Tomato Roll, which will take place on Saturday, June 4 at the corner of Johnson Drive & Nieman Road just before the start of the Old Shawnee Days parade! Sponsorships include tickets to this fun and tasty event!

Bloody Marys, Wine & Beer will be available.
Don’t miss the chance to win unique prize packages!

Tomato Roll Sponsors



Tomato Roll
June 4, 2016

09:30 am to 09:45 am


Tomato RollLet the good times ROLL!

The Tomato Roll is a contest, where patrons purchase a numbered rubber ball that is then included in the race that kicks off around 9:30am, right before the Old Shawnee Days parade. The winning "tomato numbers" will be matched to the winner's name.

You'll want to be sure to sign up for plenty of "tomatoes" in the Tomato Roll. There will be fabulous 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes for the "tomatoes" that cross the finish line first!

Tomato Prices: 2 Tomatoes for $5 or 10 Tomatoes for $20
Tomato Roll donations are tax deductible, call the museum today to order your winning Tomatoes, (913) 248-2360

Tomato Roll Sponsors


1920s Music, Movement and Song for Families - Class
June 11, 2016

11:30 am to 12:30 pm


1920s Music, Movement and Song for Families - ClassCome join us for singing, music and movement as we explore some fun 1920s kid’s music taught by Kari Alejandre, owner of The Littlest Birds Music Together. Mrs. Alejandre is a music teacher in Shawnee who focuses on bringing music into homes by doing family music classes. Note: We will hold another 1920's Music, Movement and Song for Families class on July 9th, the content of this class will be different, so feel free to sign up for both. Class fee $5. No minimum age. Please call to register at 913-248-2360.


Farmstead Fried Chicken Dinner with all the Fixin's
June 16, 2016

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm


Farmstead Fried Chicken Dinner with all the Fixin'sCome sit under our big tent and feast yourself on a fried chicken dinner just like Grandma used to make in the 1920s. Last year 65 people attended and not a one left hungry! $10 per person – phone (913) 248-2360 for reservations.


1920s Mystery Book Club at the Farmhouse
June 18, 2016

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Mystery Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from March - October
The 1920s is known as the Golden Age of Mystery Fiction. Some of the most illustrious mystery writers of all time penned their eerie tales during the decade - Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, S. S. Van Dine, Dashiell Hammett and Earl Derr Biggers – to name just a few. Participants will read a designated mystery each month and discuss it in the “front room” of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee prepared on the kitchen’s wood-burning stove and light refreshments will be served in the farmhouse kitchen. Melody Kazmi with the Johnson County Library will facilitate each month’s discussion. Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library or purchased on one’s own. Free and open to the public. Sign up early by by calling 913-248-2360! Seating is very limited in the farmhouse. This event is co-sponsored with the Johnson County Library.


Jammin' on the Green with the Anchovy Fishermen
June 22, 2016

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green with the Anchovy FishermenThe Anchovy Fishermen are that rare breed of musicians who fit right in at historic preservation sites, arts festivals, farmers’ markets and fish stew – not necessarily in that order! They play 1920s, Hank Williams, Elvis, cowboy and original songs with a few jokes mixed in here and there. Prepare to be entertained! Light refreshments served. Free and open to the public.


The Great Monarch Migration - Class
June 25, 2016

10:00 am to 12:30 pm


The Great Monarch Migration - ClassThe nationally recognized Monarch Watch program from the University of Kansas will host activities about the Monarch butterfly, its habitat and its spectacular annual migration. We will make seed bombs, play games, plant milkweed on the farm and leave with a better understanding of how each of us can help the Monarchs on their long journey. Co-sponsored with the University of Kansas. Class fee $5, Minimum age 8 years old, no maximum age – adults welcome. Registration required, please call 913-248-2360 to get signed up! Select either morning or afternoon session.


The Great Monarch Migration - Class
June 25, 2016

01:00 pm to 03:30 pm


The Great Monarch Migration - ClassThe nationally recognized Monarch Watch program from the University of Kansas will host activities about the Monarch butterfly, its habitat and its spectacular annual migration. We will make seed bombs, play games, plant milkweed on the farm and leave with a better understanding of how each of us can help the Monarchs on their long journey. Co-sponsored with the University of Kansas. Class fee $5, Minimum age 8 years old, no maximum age – adults welcome. Registration required, please call 913-248-2360 to get signed up! Select either morning or afternoon session


1920s Music, Movement and Song for Families - Class
July 9, 2016

11:30 am to 12:30 pm


1920s Music, Movement and Song for Families - ClassCome join us for singing, music and movement as we explore some fun 1920s kid’s music taught by Kari Alejandre, owner of The Littlest Birds Music Together. Mrs. Alejandre is a music teacher in Shawnee who focuses on bringing music into homes by doing family music classes. Note: We held another 1920's Music, Movement and Song for Families class on June 11th, the content of this class will be different, so feel free to sign up for both. Class fee $5. No minimum age. Please call to register at 913-248-2360


Once Upon a Time - Storytelling Extravaganza!
July 13, 2016

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Once Upon a Time - Storytelling Extravaganza!Come experience the importance of place in our lives! Whether at the barber shop, front porch, or the grocery store, stories bring families and community together. The Museum will feature area storytellers sharing tales in various museum buildings on the grounds. Come for light refreshments and visit them in town and up on the farm as they weave their magic. All stories are “family friendly.” Free and open to the public.


1920s Mystery Book Club at the Farmhouse
July 16, 2016

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Mystery Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from March - October
The 1920s is known as the Golden Age of Mystery Fiction. Some of the most illustrious mystery writers of all time penned their eerie tales during the decade - Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, S. S. Van Dine, Dashiell Hammett and Earl Derr Biggers – to name just a few. Participants will read a designated mystery each month and discuss it in the “front room” of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee prepared on the kitchen’s wood-burning stove and light refreshments will be served in the farmhouse kitchen. Melody Kazmi with the Johnson County Library will facilitate each month’s discussion. Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library or purchased on one’s own. Free and open to the public. Sign up early by by calling 913-248-2360! Seating is very limited in the farmhouse. This event is co-sponsored with the Johnson County Library.


Friends of Shawnee Town Annual Ice Cream Social
July 23, 2016

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Friends of Shawnee Town Annual Ice Cream SocialThe Friends of Shawnee Town request your presence at their old fashioned ice cream social – treats on them! Churn of the Century Homemade Ice Cream will be doing the churning with their 1922 Stover hit and miss engine. It is a sight to behold! Free with regular museum admission. Regular museum admission is $3 adults, $1 children ages 5-17, under 5 are FREE!


Jammin' on the Green with the Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra
July 27, 2016

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green with the Vine Street Rumble Jazz OrchestraFor the first time, the Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra will be jammin’ at Shawnee Town. Under the direction of Kent Rausch, this 14 piece band will perform the same outrageously exciting music that made Kansas City THE place to be in the 30s and 40s. You don’t want to miss this! Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.


Movie Night at the Barn
July 30, 2016

09:00 pm to 10:30 pm


Movie Night at the BarnFor the first time, the Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra will be jammin’ at Shawnee Town. Under the direction of Kent Rausch, this 14 piece band will perform the same outrageously exciting music that made Kansas City THE place to be in the 30's and 40's. You don’t want to miss this! Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.


1920s Game Night for Families
August 3, 2016

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm


1920s Game Night for FamiliesWhat better way to spend a family night out together than playing games on Shawnee Town’s green. We’ll have croquet set up along with checkers, tiddlywinks, horse shoes and all sorts of fun activities that were the highlight of summer in 1920s Shawnee. Some new games this year! Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.


Dog Days of Summer - Bring Fido to the Museum on a Leash!
August 13, 2016

09:00 am to 12:00 pm


Dog Days of Summer - Bring Fido to the Museum on a Leash!Every dog needs his day and yours is no exception. Bring her or him to Shawnee Town for contests, prizes, and visits with local vets, groomers, trainers, and friends. All dogs must be on a leash. Free activities and professional advice from our sponsors with regular museum admission. Regular Admission is $3 for adults, $1 for kids ages 5-17, children under 5 are free!


1920s Mystery Book Club at the Farmhouse
August 20, 2016

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Mystery Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from March - October
The 1920s is known as the Golden Age of Mystery Fiction. Some of the most illustrious mystery writers of all time penned their eerie tales during the decade - Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, S. S. Van Dine, Dashiell Hammett and Earl Derr Biggers – to name just a few. Participants will read a designated mystery each month and discuss it in the “front room” of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee prepared on the kitchen’s wood-burning stove and light refreshments will be served in the farmhouse kitchen. Melody Kazmi with the Johnson County Library will facilitate each month’s discussion. Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library or purchased on one’s own. Free and open to the public. Sign up early by by calling 913-248-2360! Seating is very limited in the farmhouse. This event is co-sponsored with the Johnson County Library.


Jammin' on the Green with the Grand Marquis
August 24, 2016

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green with the Grand MarquisOnce again, the classic, timeless straight-from-the-Kansas City-speakeasy sound of the Grand Marquis will echo through the air. Saxopohonist, Bryan Redmond, will be joined with the rest of his band on trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums. Sit back and relax under the stars. Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.


Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival
September 17, 2016

09:00 am to 04:00 pm


Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall FestivalJoin us for the 41st Annual Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival!
We will have live music from the Anchovy Fishermen from 10:30am-3pm. A live raffle with multiple drawing times (you do not need to be present to win). Shop over 120 vendor booths all featuring hand made goods. We'll also have multiple food booths available, to meet all of the needs of your tastebuds! We'll have several free kids' activities set up for your little ones to participate in.
There will be something for EVERYONE! Just $1 donation will get you into the gates and into the FUN!
This event is a fund-raiser for the Friends of Shawnee Town. For more information on being a vendor or a sponsor of this event, please call Royal Krueger at 913-248-2360 or email her at rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org.


1920s Mystery Book Club at the Library!!
September 17, 2016

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Mystery Book Club at the Library!!Recurring program on the third Saturday of every month from March - October
Please note that this month's meeting will be held at the Shawnee branch of the Johnson County Library, 13811 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66216.
The 1920s is known as the Golden Age of Mystery Fiction. Some of the most illustrious mystery writers of all time penned their eerie tales during the decade - Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, S. S. Van Dine, Dashiell Hammett and Earl Derr Biggers – to name just a few. Participants will read a designated mystery each month and discuss it as a group. Melody Kazmi with the Johnson County Library will facilitate each month’s discussion. Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library or purchased on one’s own. Free and open to the public. Sign up early by by calling 913-248-2360! Seating is very limited in the farmhouse. This event is co-sponsored with the Johnson County Library.


Jammin' on the Green - Harvest Moon Concert with the Kansas City Ukesters
September 21, 2016

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green - Harvest Moon Concert with the Kansas City UkestersThe ukulele was one of the most popular musical instruments of the 1920s and every year the Kansas City Ukesters make it their business to enlighten us on the high merits of its sound. Annual concerts at the Museum’s Bandstand wouldn’t be complete without their refreshing renditions of popular music of the 20s. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic dinner! Light refreshments provided. Free and open to the public.


Class - Infantry Weapons between the Wars, 1918-1941
October 1, 2016

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Class - Infantry Weapons between the Wars, 1918-1941The United States Army learned a lot from hard-fought battles in Europe near the end of the First World War. Discover what lessons were learned and how infantry weapons technologies developed from the end of the Great War to the beginning of WW II. Infantry small arms will be the focus, with many period examples being available to see first- hand. The instructor is Richard Faulkner, retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who is now a professor of military history at the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Class fee $10. Registration required, please call the Museum at 913-248-2360.


Beer Making Demonstration at the Farmstead
October 8, 2016

10:00 am to 02:00 pm


Beer Making Demonstration at the FarmsteadMuseum Director, Charlie Pautler, will demonstrate how to make apple short beer up at the farmstead. Come by to watch and taste a sample. Free with regular museum admission. Regular museum admission is $3 for adults, $1 for children ages 5-17 and under 5 are free.


Home School Day
October 14, 2016

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Home School DayReservations are required, please call the museum office at 913-248-2360 to register your family for this fun day! Please select either the morning or afternoon session.


Home School Day
October 14, 2016

12:30 pm to 02:30 pm


Home School DayReservations are required, please call the museum office at 913-248-2360 to register your family for this fun day! Please select either the morning or afternoon session.


1920s Mystery Book Club at the Farmhouse
October 15, 2016

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Mystery Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from March - October
The 1920s is known as the Golden Age of Mystery Fiction. Some of the most illustrious mystery writers of all time penned their eerie tales during the decade - Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, G. K. Chesterton, S. S. Van Dine, Dashiell Hammett and Earl Derr Biggers – to name just a few. Participants will read a designated mystery each month and discuss it in the “front room” of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee prepared on the kitchen’s wood-burning stove and light refreshments will be served in the farmhouse kitchen. Melody Kazmi with the Johnson County Library will facilitate each month’s discussion. Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library or purchased on one’s own. Free and open to the public. Sign up early by by calling 913-248-2360! Seating is very limited in the farmhouse. This event is co-sponsored with the Johnson County Library.


Historical Hauntings
October 29, 2016

06:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Historical HauntingsShawnee Town's Historical Hauntings is a real scream for Halloween fans. Slither by on Saturday, October 29th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Come to the grounds of Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th, three blocks west of Nieman Road where all activities are free with a $1 suggested donation to benefit Shawnee Town 1929 and open to the public. The Optimist Club of Shawnee-Mission will be selling snacks at the “Ghoul Café” and there will be trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests with five separate categories and awesome prizes!

Call Shawnee Town 1929, (913) 248-2360 or e-mail rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org for more information.


Speakeasy Society program - And All That Jazz!
November 9, 2016

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Speakeasy Society program - And All That Jazz!A little history, a bow to Kansas City, and of course, a little night music! Free and open to the public. “Password” required, please phone 913-248-2360 for reservations.


1920s Ornament Making - Class
November 15, 2016

06:30 pm to 08:00 pm


1920s Ornament Making - ClassBeautiful glass ornaments decorated almost every 1920s family Christmas tree, but there were also lovingly created handmade ones as well. Get an early start on decorating for the season by making some of the most popular handmade ornaments of the decade. Supplies included in class fee. Class fee $5. Registration required, please call today to reserve your spot, 913-248-2360.


Christmas Around Town
December 3, 2016

04:30 pm to 07:30 pm


Christmas Around TownDecorate the first page of your 2016 Christmas scrapbook with souvenirs and memories galore of the City's annual Christmas Around Town party. Commencing at 4:30 p.m., there will be entertainment at City Hall (11110 Johnson Drive) and open houses at downtown businesses. Santa Claus will arrive around 5:15 p.m. to help the Mayor light the City’s Christmas tree and present a check to the recipients of the Mayor’s Christmas Tree Fund. Then Santa will ride to the museum (11600 Johnson Drive) where all sorts of exciting activities await!


Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 5:45 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. while Wonderscope entertains with holiday activities. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage, sing along with the carolers, have your face painted with candy canes, take home a balloon from our balloon artists, and visit live reindeer! Have a guided tour of our 1920s farmhouse decorated for the season with real German tinsel and 1920s ornaments on the tree. Where else would you possibly want to be this holiday? Your scrapbook will be bursting at the seams with memories! Call Shawnee Town 1929, (913) 248-2360 or email rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org for more information!