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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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/Homemade Apple Pie & Board Games in the FarmhouseHomemade Apple Pie & Board Games in the Farmhouse
January 28

10:30 am to 12:00 pm

Cozy up to the kitchen wood-burning stove, drink hot chocolate, eat homemade apple pie, and play a 1920s board game in the DeCaeny farmhouse. Join us at the farmstead and we’ll do just that. Play on original board games from the time when the three DeCaeny children sprawled across the sitting room floor intent on winning! What better way to spend a chilly January Saturday morning! Class fee is just $5 per person, for more information, call phone 913-248-2360. Our website is http://www.shawneetown.org. >>more

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/1920s Valentine Dance1920s Valentine Dance
February 4

07:00 pm to 11:00 pm

Get a wiggle on and grab your favorite Sheba or Sheik! Don your best glad rags ‘cause we’re puttin’ on the ritz to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Shawnee Town 1929! Waltz or twirl the night away while benefitting Shawnee Town. Proceeds go to the Friends of Shawnee Town in support of the Museum’s education programs. Dancers from 627 Stomp will teach attendees the Charleston along with other popular moves of the day followed by 3 hours of music by the Grand Marquis. There will be light 1920s style hors d’oeuvres catered by Ridgway Catering. The Dessertery will showcase a unique Valentine dessert adapted from popular recipes of the day and a cash bar will serve a special Valentine Prohibition cocktail. Cap off your evening by purchasing reproduction Valentines from the 20s and 30s featuring flappers, Prohibition, and, of course, Cupid himself! Cost: $15/single, $25/couple Friends of Shawnee Town, $10/single, $20/couple Reservations required, to purchase tickets and for more information, phone (913) 248-2360. >>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