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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@shawneetown.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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/George Washington’s PieGeorge Washington’s Pie
February 10

06:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Learn how to make the perfect pie in honor of George for President’s Day. Johnson County Master Food Volunteers will adapt a 1920s recipe to today’s baking practices. Everyone will take home a pie.....yummmy! Fee $10 >>more

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/The Farmer’s Wife Sampler QuiltThe Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt
February 12

06:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Prairie Point Quilt and Fabric Shop staff will teach this class. Participants will use quilt blocks inspired by the 1922 Farmer’s Wife magazine to make one of several items. Asked by the magazine whether or not they would counsel their daughters to marry farmers, 7,000 women responded. Their responses were the inspiration for the creative quilt blocks. >>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