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Johnson County Museum, Overland Park

Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · History Museum
Featuring award-winning long-term and changing exhibitions as well as public and school education programs, the Museum is a great place to spend the day learning about our county’s history and having fun in our hands-on exhibit spaces.

The Museum also operates Lanesfield Historic Site:

The 1950's All Electric House is now located inside the Museum!

We invite you to be part of the Museum's future by joining the Johnson County Museum Foundation. The Foundation supports exhibit development, educational programs and special events. Your membership support is tax deductible!

For more information visit out website at

*Official Page of Johnson County, KS Government*

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  • HINT... be sure and call to make sure on hours... It's open and going, but hours are not what is posted on websites... darn our luck.... However, they very graciously allowed us in for the last 30.....  more »
  • When looking for something to do I go to the JO CO museum as it always has a new exhibit that I enjoy plus the regular exhibits never get old., I also always enjoy going through the 50's Electric...  more »
  • The museum has free parking. The museum is part of a recreation center. There is a nominal ($6 with several discounts available) admission charge. There are artifacts, videos, and storyboards...  more »
  • I was pleasantly surprised at how well this museum is put together. I recommend it to anyone who would like to learn about Johnson County Kansas. Includes a great 1950's all electric home. My son and I spent more than 3 hours enjoying the exhibits.
  • Love sharing the history of Johnson County with my kids. Its a fun colorful museum to take the kids and they can look without worry. The interactive parts and looking at the 1950's house it is great. They think the house phone is cool.
  • Johnson County Museum has a well-maintained, fascinating history of the area. It would be great for children as well as adults with engaging and thought-provoking questions about land, development, and displacement. There are child-centered activities too. This is a great museum for all ages. Closed on Sundays. Exhibits change often. Have a Kidscape area for little ones. The All-electric house brought a lot of memories to mind.
  • I grew up in the area in the 60s and had no idea a museum about Johnson County could be so interesting! The graphics in the displays go from engaging to visually arresting. The '54 all electric home is just riveting for anyone who grew up any time close to that era. Nothing but love for that place. Wanna go back and look at it some more!
  • Took my sister, and all 11 grandchildren and their moms. We had a blast! The Wizard of Oz attraction that's here for a time was great and the all electric 50's home fascinating and retro-fun for me and my sister. This place even hosts events and theatre at resonable cost.

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