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At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks - Speaker and Pot Luck
October 4, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks - Speaker and Pot LuckSome of the best cookbooks sitting on your shelf ar undoubtedly the ones from your church or another organization where everyone came together to contribute their favorite recipes. This presentation provides a survey of Kansas community cookbooks from 1874 to the present, which reveal not only changes in foodways but also poems, prayers, personal reflections, and histories.

Bring your favorite community cookbook and a dish to share - possibly your very own contribution to that cookbook! We'll eat and then listen to our speaker, Louise Hanson, who has over 400 Kansas cookbooks in her collection. Does she have yours?

This event is free and open to the public, thanks to the Kansas Humanities Council.
For more information, give us a call at (913) 248-2360.


Home School Day - Morning Session
October 13, 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Home School Day - Morning SessionJoin us for Home School Day at the Museum!

Reservations are required, please call JoJo Palko at (913) 248-2360 or email her at jpalko@cityofshawnee.org to reserve your spot! Please let us know if you are interested in the morning session from 10am-12pm or the afternoon session from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Admission is $2.50 per child from ages 1-21. Parents as teachers are free.


Home School Day - Afternoon Session
October 13, 2017

12:30 pm to 02:30 pm


Home School Day - Afternoon SessionJoin us for Home School Day at the Museum!

Reservations are required, please call JoJo Palko at (913) 248-2360 or email her at jpalko@cityofshawnee.org to reserve your spot! Please let us know if you are interested in the morning session from 10am-12pm or the afternoon session from 12:30pm-2:30pm.

Admission is $2.50 per child from ages 1-21. Parents as teachers are free.


Speakeasy Society - On Broadway!
October 18, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Speakeasy Society - On Broadway!Our final Speakeasy Society event of the year will focus on that great American musical institution, Broadway! Entering its most prodigious period, the "Great White Way" showcased names on its marquees we all recongize - Ziegfeld Gershwin, Berlin, Astaire, Rogers & Hart, Jolson, Kern, and the Marx Brothers.

Come and listen to the stories while sipping a Prohibition cocktail and sampling light, 1920s styled hors d' oeuvres. You're welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags!

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please call the Museum for the password and to give us your count, (913) 248-2360.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
October 21, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Historical Hauntings
October 28, 2017

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 28th 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.


Fall Family Fun - Share, Make, Create!
An Intergenerational Sharing with Family & Friends
November 4, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Fall Family Fun - Share, Make, Create!
An Intergenerational Sharing with Family & FriendsShare your favorite Fall memories from way back when in your family or ones you're just starting. Make candied apples - cinnamon and caramel. Take one home! Create your very own 1920s Christmas ornament. This event will be led by Nedra Bonds, teacher, fiber artist, quilter, and activist.


Class fee is just $5 per person, please call to register, at (913) 248-2360. Ages 7-99 welcome!


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
November 18, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseLast 1920s Book Club for 2017!

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!
November 19, 2017

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!The most famous mouse is celebrating his birthday and we're going to help! There will be birthday cake, a hands on fun activity, and Mickey Mouse ears to take home, (while they last).

Come help blow out the birthday candles!

This event is free and open to the public!


Holiday Savories with Chef Casey Sullivan
December 7, 2017

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm


Holiday Savories with Chef Casey SullivanIt's cold outside and you're hankering for a few new main course meals to serve your family. Chef Casey will come to the rescue! This class will include hands on experience, recipes and samples to take home.

This class is $10 per person, registration is required, please call (913) 248-260 to get signed up.