Time Travelers

Time Travelers is Shawnee Town's living history program for children and families.

Every Tuesday and Thursday - June 14 through August 4, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Welcome to Shawnee Town 1929 and get a peek into the world of 1920’s Shawnee, Kansas! Time Travelers takes you back to a time when everyone had at least one chicken in the pot and five in the coop, washed clothes with lye soap and a washboard, and made dinner with vegetables fresh from their garden. The grocery store had plenty of flour and toilet paper, the barber shop was never closed for a pandemic, your car could easily get serviced and filled with gas, and school was definitely in session.

Activity Schedule
Down on the Farm
What was staying at home like 100 years ago? Tour the historic Hart-DeCaeny farmhouse, grind corn for cornbread, wash clothes by hand, and hear all about our 1927 Nash and 1929 Ford Model AA truck. Hear all about growing your own dinner, churn butter, wash and weigh vegetables, and feed our chickens with lettuce from the garden.

Goin’ to Town
Explore our two auto-related buildings, Fisher Chevrolet Dealership and Murphy Service Station. Shop for flour and TP at Garrett's Grocery Store. Bousman's Barbershop is open and our historic School House is in session for the summer. 

Check back for more updates on this year's specific schedule of activities (it's on the way!)

Shawnee Town 1929 Museum
11501 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, Kansas 66203
(913) 248-2360


  • Price: regular admission, all ages welcome.
  • Payment is expected upon arrival. For your convenience, we gladly accept cash, money order, credit card (Visa or Master Card), or check made payable to the City of Shawnee.
  • We require that at least one adult is present for every 10 children.
  • Picnic tables and benches that are surrounded by historic buildings and gardens are available for lunch. 
  • Shawnee Town 1929 is an outdoor museum with minimal provisions for inclement weather. We encourage visitors to dress accordingly.
  • Handicapped accessible.