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Shawnee Town 1929 is a museum that is a division of the City of Shawnee's Parks and Recreation Department. The Museum is currently undergoing an expansion that will allow visitors to experience a typical day in and around the 1920s farm community of Shawnee, Kansas, through authentic collections, exhibits, programs and events.

We look forward to your participation in one of the many new and exciting programs Shawnee Town 1929 has to offer. Call (913) 248-2360 or email shawneetown@cityofshawnee.org to register for our programs. Evening classes will meet at Town Hall, 11600 Johnson Drive and daytime classes will meet at the Visitor’s Center at 11501 W 57th Street.

Friends of Shawnee Town Newsletter

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/Speaker Series - Bird: The Life, Career, and Recordings of Charlie ParkerSpeaker Series - Bird: The Life, Career, and Recordings of Charlie Parker
April 14

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Charlie Parker, along with Dizzy Gillespie, created bebop, a revolution in Jazz. He was a composer and alto saxophonist who went on to influence subsequent generations of musicians, writers, and artists ranging from Jack Kerourac to the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A heroin addict and alcoholic, who died at the age of 34, Parker spent his first 20 years in Kansas City where he came of age musically. >>more

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/Class - Greeting Cards 1920s Style!Class - Greeting Cards 1920s Style!
April 21

06:00 pm to 08:00 pm

The American greeting card came into its own in the 1920s after World War I ended German post card use in this country. Art Deco, flappers, short skirts and shorter hair of the times were all reflected on early greetings to loved ones. Learn a little bit about their style and history and then get creative and make 8 cards reflecting these times. Themes will be Mother’s Day, Birthday, and Thinking of You. All supplies will be provided and you’ll leave this class with 8 cards of your own design that are ready for mailing! >>more

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/Broken Arrow Elementary School - Choir concertBroken Arrow Elementary School - Choir concert
May 5

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

This will be the third year that Broken Arrow’s wonderful choir has serenaded the community at Shawnee Town’s Bandstand just like school children would have been doing in Shawnee almost 100 years ago. We’ve made it a “Welcome Spring” tradition! >>more

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/Hair Bobbing for LoveHair Bobbing for Love
July 11

10:00 am to 11:30 am

At Shawnee Town 1929, donate 10” or more of your hair to Locks of Love. If your hair is short, what a perfect reason for growing it long! In the 1920s, the “bob” became the fashion statement of the decade. A blunt cut level with the bottom of the ear, it signaled the beginning of an era of free-spirited young women who chose to defy tradition. >>more

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1920s Timeline
1920s Timeline

The place is Shawnee -- a small Kansas community of sloping farms, 3 churches, a general store, a brand new picture show palace, the soda fountain at Heaton’s and a Chevrolet dealership selling roadsters and jalopies.>>more

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Facility Rental

Need a place for your wedding reception, birthday celebration, company meeting, family reunion or other special event?>>more