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Homemade Apple Pie & Board Games in the Farmhouse
January 28, 2017

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Homemade Apple Pie & Board Games in the FarmhouseCozy up to the kitchen wood-burning stove, drink hot chocolate, eat homemade apple pie, and play a 1920s board game in the DeCaeny farmhouse. Join us at the farmstead and we’ll do just that. Play on original board games from the time when the three DeCaeny children sprawled across the sitting room floor intent on winning! What better way to spend a chilly January Saturday morning!

Class fee is just $5 per person, for more information, call phone 913-248-2360. Our website is

1920s Valentine Dance
February 4, 2017

07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

1920s Valentine DanceGet a wiggle on and grab your favorite Sheba or Sheik! Don your best glad rags ‘cause we’re puttin’ on the ritz to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Shawnee Town 1929! Waltz or twirl the night away while benefitting Shawnee Town. Proceeds go to the Friends of Shawnee Town in support of the Museum’s education programs.

Dancers from 627 Stomp will teach attendees the Charleston along with other popular moves of the day followed by 3 hours of music by the Grand Marquis. There will be light 1920s style hors d’oeuvres catered by Ridgway Catering. The Dessertery will showcase a unique Valentine dessert adapted from popular recipes of the day and a cash bar will serve a special Valentine Prohibition cocktail. Cap off your evening by purchasing reproduction Valentines from the 20s and 30s featuring flappers, Prohibition, and, of course, Cupid himself!

$15/single, $25/couple
Friends of Shawnee Town, $10/single, $20/couple
Reservations required, to purchase tickets and for more information, phone (913) 248-2360.

Gettin' through the Cold: An Intergenerational Sharing & Celebration
February 11, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am

Gettin' through the Cold: An Intergenerational Sharing & CelebrationThis class is the first of four in 2017 celebrating the four seasons and customs and traditions of the generations who have enriched our lives. Come, share, and listen to stories about how our ancestors hunkered down to beat the winter’s cold. Sample Indian Stew. Create a 1920s style Valentine. Nedra Bonds, teacher, fiber artist, quilter and activist, and Sharron Uhler, Curator of Education for Shawnee Town 1929 Museum, will facilitate this class. The class fee is just $5 per person.

Future class dates are May 6, August9, and November 4. Each will have a time for sharing family or friends’ stories, sampling or making a homemade seasonal dish (recipe included), and participating in a hands-on activity. Every class will be different. These are intergenerational classes open to all ages from 10 – 100!

For more information and to register, phone 913-248-2360.