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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.


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/At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks - Speaker and Pot LuckAt Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks - Speaker and Pot Luck
October 4

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm

Some of the best cookbooks sitting on your shelf ar undoubtedly the ones from your church or another organization where everyone came together to contribute their favorite recipes. This presentation provides a survey of Kansas community cookbooks from 1874 to the present, which reveal not only changes in foodways but also poems, prayers, personal reflections, and histories. Bring your favorite community cookbook and a dish to share - possibly your very own contribution to that cookbook! We'll eat and then listen to our speaker, Louise Hanson, who has over 400 Kansas cookbooks in her collection. Does she have yours? This event is free and open to the public, thanks to the Kansas Humanities Council. For more information, give us a call at (913) 248-2360. >>more

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/Home School Day - Morning SessionHome School Day - Morning Session
October 13

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Join us for Home School Day at the Museum! Reservations are required, please call JoJo Palko at (913) 248-2360 or email her at jpalko@cityofshawnee.org to reserve your spot! Please let us know if you are interested in the morning session from 10am-12pm or the afternoon session from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Admission is $2.50 per child from ages 1-21. Parents as teachers are free. >>more

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/Home School Day - Afternoon SessionHome School Day - Afternoon Session
October 13

12:30 pm to 02:30 pm

Join us for Home School Day at the Museum! Reservations are required, please call JoJo Palko at (913) 248-2360 or email her at jpalko@cityofshawnee.org to reserve your spot! Please let us know if you are interested in the morning session from 10am-12pm or the afternoon session from 12:30pm-2:30pm. Admission is $2.50 per child from ages 1-21. Parents as teachers are free. >>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