Class - Infantry Weapons between the Wars, 1918-1941
October 1, 2016
10:00 am to 11:30 amThe 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 pmMuseum 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 pmReservations 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 pmReservations 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 amRecurring 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.
October 29, 2016
06:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Shawnee 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 email@example.com for more information.
Speakeasy Society program - And All That Jazz!
November 9, 2016
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
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
Beautiful 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
Decorate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!