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
Early Spring Vegetable Gardening - Part 2
Are your fingers still itching to start working in the dirt? This month we’ll cover starting plants from seed, cultivating practices, weed control, and irrigation. There will be plenty of time for questions and hands-on experience. This class and the one last month are part of a series of year-round gardening classes taught by the Johnson County Extension Master Gardeners who expertly manage all of Shawnee Town Museum’s beautiful gardens. Call (913) 248-2360 for more information. Cost: $10 >>more
When Comedy Was King - Burleigh “Bo” Smith, Film Historian
Film Historian, Bo Smith will once again regale us with early film history, this time concentrating on key male comedy greats of the 1920s: Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd along with their predecessors. Smith will show selected shorts illustrating their work. He will feature the 1929, 20-minute short, MEN O’ WAR, starring Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy getting themselves into “another nice mess.” We’ll look at the role of comedy in the movies in the decade that roared with human expression of all forms. Popcorn for all! >>more
Hot Cross Buns
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
Join Roger Lambsdon, Johnson County Extension Master Food Volunteer, at Shawnee Town 1929 Museum for Hot Cross Buns. Hot Cross Buns are a wonderful treat for the Easter season! >>more
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