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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Home School Day
09:30 am to 02:00 pm
This is a day that Shawnee Town sets aside every year specifically for home schoolers. We will have activities that will fit all the various age groups as well as pre-K suitable activities. Come along and help us feed the chickens, do laundry, plant in the garden, visit the 1920s farmhouse. These are only a few of the possible activities we may have available for you that day! >>more
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
We’ll be going through the basics of brewing a beer from scratch and looking at the various malted barleys. We’ll also be making a quick “Short beer” that has been in the recipe books for household consumption for centuries. Participants will learn how to make a basic Hefenweizen from scratch and take home a bottle of freshly brewed apple short beer. The instructor is one of the leading Historical Interpretation Specialists in the country who gives workshops at museums across the US. Last November, he led the hog-butchering workshop at Shawnee Town 1929. >>more
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
Spicy or sweet, links or patties, the possibilities when preparing sausage are virtually endless. This one-day class will demystify the process of making sausage as our instructor and sausage expert demonstrates and incorporates your assistance to begin preparing your own sausage at home. >>more
Speaker Series - Grandmother’s Dust Bowl Garden
07:00 pm to 08:30 pm
Drawing from first-hand accounts, this talk explores the vegetables, flowers, and medicinal herbs women cultivated within the harshest conditions during the Great Depression. By experimenting with and cultivating hardy breeds many women were able to augment their families’ menu, larder, meals, and mood. Light refreshments provided.
Sponsored by: Friends of Shawnee Town and the Kansas Humanities Council
Location: Town Hall, Shawnee Town 1929, 11501 w. 57th Street
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
Need a place for your wedding reception, birthday celebration, company meeting, family reunion or other special event?>>more