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Spring Cleaning & New Beginnings: An Intergenerational Sharing & Celebration
May 6, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Spring Cleaning & New Beginnings: An Intergenerational Sharing & CelebrationMaking a Way out of No Way - Spring Cleaning & New Beginnings

This class is the second of four in 2017 celebrating the seasons in Shawnee in the 1920s and now. Take one. Take two. Take them all! Future dates are Aug 9 and Nov 4. Each is seasonally based. Each will include time for sharing stories, sampling a homemade seasonal dish (recipe included), and participating in a hands-on activity. Whether or not your mother or grandma passed down tales about life in their times, come, share, and listen. This is an intergenerational celebration! This event will be led by Nedra Bonds, teacher, fiber artist, quilter, and activist, and Sharron G. Uhler, Curator of Education at Shawnee Town 1929.

Spring. Planting the first vegetables and herbs of the season in your garden. Throwing open the windows and inviting Spring to come on in! What are your favorite family or personal memories of Spring? Share tried and true family cleaning recipes and techniques, many of which are as “green” today as they were 100 years ago. Strawberry Hill Povitica Company will have their wonderful breads on hand to taste. We will be making a specialty bread to take home and a Spring craft to decorate your house.

Class fee is $5 per person, and registration is required. To register, call us at (913) 248-2360, or follow this link:
https://recreateshawnee.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=ar&primarycode=295203



Speakeasy Society Program - Sports in the 1920s
May 17, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Speakeasy Society Program - Sports in the 1920sThe 1920s were a great time for sports! Presenters will discuss three of the most popular sports of the decade: football, baseball, and boxing. Come sip a Prohibition cocktail and sample light, 1920s styled hors d’oeuvres. You’re welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags!

Password required, call today to make your reservation and receive the password, (913) 248-2360.

Event location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
May 20, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Summertime Sweets with Chef Jennifer Casey
May 23, 2017

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm


Summertime Sweets with Chef Jennifer CaseySummertime Sweets with Chef Jennifer Kelly, The Dessertery

Hankering for some different desserts to take on picnics or eat on the patio? This is just the class for you. Jennifer Kelly, owner and chef of The Dessertery will be giving us some hands-on experience with light and yummy end-of-meal finishes to our summertime barbecues and picnics.

Class fee $10, to register call us at (913) 2448-2360 or follow the link below:
https://recreateshawnee.org/wbwsc/webtrac.wsc/search.html?module=ar&primarycode=295202


Class location: Shawnee Town Hall 11600 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66203.


Bloody Mary Roll-Out Party
May 31, 2017

05:30 pm to 07:30 pm


Bloody Mary Roll-Out PartyLet the good times roll! It's time for the 10th Annual Bloody Mary Roll-Out Party!

Join the Friends of Shawnee Town us as we celebrate Shawnee Town and kick-off the 10th annual Tomato Roll Fund-raiser with an evening of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, raffle items and surprises.

When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
5:30pm – 7:30pm

Where: The Shawnee Town Gazebo
11501 W. 57th St., Shawnee, KS

Cost: $25 per person

RSVP: Call 913-248-2360 to reserve your spot by May 29th.

Ask us about family or corporate sponsorships for this year's Tomato Roll, which will take place on Saturday, June 3 at the corner of Johnson Drive & Nieman Road just before the start of the Old Shawnee Days parade! Sponsorships include tickets to this fun and tasty event!

Bloody Marys, Wine & Beer will be available.
Don’t miss the chance to win unique prize packages!



1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
June 17, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Farmstead Fried Chicken Dinner with all the Fixin's
June 21, 2017

05:30 pm to 07:00 pm


Farmstead Fried Chicken Dinner with all the Fixin'sCome sit under our big tent and feast yourself on a fried chicken dinner just like Grandma used to make in the 1920s. This year we've added something new. Carol Kariotis, the winner of the 2016 Missouri Liar's Storytelling contest will regale us with her prize winning story and it's all about chickens! Come, eat, listen and laugh! Bring your favorite chicken story to share!

Cost is just $10 per person, to RSVP, call us at (913)248-2360.


Hair Bobbing at the Barbershop for a Good Cause
June 24, 2017

10:00 am to 11:00 am


Hair Bobbing at the Barbershop for a Good CauseCome and share your locks for a good cause. In the 1920s, young women led the way with having their hair "bobbed" as a fashion statement against the Gibson Girl long tresses of their mothers. Soon women of all ages were having their hair cut even with their chins. Professional hairs stylists with Choppers Hair Salon will cut off your hair in a "bobbed" style and Shawnee Town will send it to a foundation which makes wigs for children with cancer.

This event is FREE, please make reservations by calling (913)248-2360.


Jammin' on the Green with the Kansas City Ukesters
June 28, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green with the Kansas City UkestersThe Ukulele was one of the most popular musical instruments of the 1920s and every year the Kansas City Ukesters make it their business to enlighten us on the high merits of its sound. Annual concerts at the Museum's Bandstand wouldn't be complete without their refreshing renditions of popular music of the 20s. Bring your lawn chairs and a picnic dinner! Light refreshments will be provided.

This event is FREE and open to the public.


Once Upon a Time - Jazz Storytelling
July 6, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Once Upon a Time - Jazz StorytellingThe Jazz Storytellers with the American Jazz Museum will tell jazz tales to the children in your family for the first forty-five minutes. Local, popular storytellers will pick up the last forty-five minutes for children of all ages. If you were here last year, for our first storytelling evening, you'll know that a very good time was had by all!

Come for light refreshments and wander around town and the farm as our "tellers" weave their magic. All stories are "family friendly."

This event is free and open to the public, so invite your friends and neighbors!


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
July 15, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Friends of Shawnee Town Annual Ice Cream Social
July 15, 2017

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Friends of Shawnee Town Annual Ice Cream SocialThe Friends of Shawnee Town request your presence at their old fashioned ice cream social - treats on them!
Churn of the Century Homemade Ice Cream will be doing the churning with their 1922 Stover hit and miss engine. It's a sight to behold!

This event is free and open to the public! Invite your friends and neighbors!



Movie Night at the Barn
July 22, 2017

09:00 pm to 10:30 pm


Movie Night at the BarnWe had a ball last year! Lawn chairs, sleeping bags, blankets and cushions were spread out all over the lawn and driveway in front of the farmstead's barn as we munched popcorn and drank lemonade. This year we're back for more! We'll start the evening with something new - a cartoon starring Mickey Mouse in "Steamboat Willie." Then we'll move on to one of Charlie Chaplin's greatest films, the romantic comedy "City Lights." In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked it as 11th on its list of the best American films ever made. The film critic, James Agee, referred to the final scene in the film as the "greatest single piece of acting ever committed to celluloid."

The film is 1 hour and 17 minutes and will be shown on the side of our farmstead barn.

Admission: 1 nickel (Just like in the good ol' days!)
For more information, please call (913) 248-2360.


Jammin' on the Green with Vine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra
July 26, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green with Vine Street Rumble Jazz OrchestraVine Street Rumble Jazz Orchestra will be back to once again "JAM" at Shawnee Town. Under the direction of Kent Rausch, this 14 piece band will perform the same outrageously exciting music that made Kansas City THE place to be in the 30s and 40s. You don't want to miss this!

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is free and open to the public, please invite your friends and neighbors to join you for the concert!


Making A Way out of No Way - Fun in the Sun and Beatin' the Heat
August 5, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Making A Way out of No Way - Fun in the Sun and Beatin' the HeatThis class is the third of four in 2017 celebrating the seasons in Shawnee in Shawnee in the 1920s and now. The last class will be held on November 4th. Each is seasonally based. Each will include time for sharing stories, sampling a homemade seasonal dish (recipe included), and participating in a hands-on activity. Whether or not your mother or grandma passed down tales about life in their times, come, share, and listen. This is an inter-generational celebration! This event will be led by Nedra Bonds, teacher, fiber artist, quilter, and activist, and Sharron G. Uhler, Curator of Education at Shawnee Town 1929.

Summer:
Sleeping under a tree at Grandma's with your very own quilt. Running through the sprinkler and sliding down the Slip n' Slide. Catching lighten' bugs. Share the ways your family traditionally had fun and beat the heat. We'll hand churn ice cream with fresh strawberries and learn how to make wallpaper beads for necklaces or curtains.

Class fee is just $5 per person, registration is required, please call us at (913) 248-2360 to reserve your spot in this class!


Dog Days of Summer - Bring Fido to the Museum on a Leash!
August 12, 2017

09:00 am to 12:00 pm


Dog Days of Summer - Bring Fido to the Museum on a Leash!Every dog needs his day and yours in no exception. Bring her or him to Shawnee Town for contests, prizes, and visits with local vets, groomers, trainers and friends. All dogs must be on a leash. Hands on activities and professional advise from our sponsors.

This event is free and open to the public!


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
August 19, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Jammin' on the Green with the Grand Marquis
August 23, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Jammin' on the Green with the Grand MarquisOnce again, the classic, timeless straight-from-the-Kansas City-speakeasy sound of the Grand Marquis will echo through the air. Saxophonist, Bryan Redmond, will be joined with the rest of his band on trumpet, guitar, bass, and drums. Sit back and relax under the stars. Light refreshments will be provided.

This concert is free and open to the public, invite your friends and neighbors! For more information, please call us at (913) 248-2360.


Babe Ruth's Baseball - Played the 1920s Way!
August 26, 2017

04:00 pm to 07:00 pm


Babe Ruth's Baseball - Played the 1920s Way!Hot dot! Get ya hot dog here! For the first time, enjoy watching a vintage 1920s "baseball" game, played at Herman Laird Park, located just outside the gates of Shawnee Town Museum, at the corner of Johnson Drive and Cody. Volunteer players from the Kansas City Men's Senior Baseball League will take the field and play by the rules of 1929. Food and drink will be sold by the Shawnee Mission Optimists and the Irish American Club of Johnson County.

Admission to the ball game is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Museum at (913) 248-2360.


From Flintlock to Enbloc: Historic Infantry Weapons and Field Equipment 1776-1945
September 9, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


From Flintlock to Enbloc: Historic Infantry Weapons and Field Equipment 1776-1945Back by popular demand, with a twist! Come explore the long arms carried by the American foot soldier from 1776-1945, and learn about the related field equipment needed to maintain and serve the weapons. From flintlock muskets to enbloc clips, learn about the historic technologies available from colonial times to the WWII "arsenal of democracy" era. Infantry small arms will be the focus, with many period examples being available for class participants to see first-hand.

Registration is required to attend this informative class, $10 per person, please call the museum to reserve your spot, (913) 248-2360.


Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival
September 16, 2017

09:00 am to 04:00 pm


Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall FestivalJoin us for the 42nd annual Friends of Shawnee Town Arts & Crafts Fair & Fall Festival.
We will have over 120 vendors, showcasing their hand made, homemade and re-purposed items.

We will also have several food vendors on site to meet the needs of your tastebuds!

Did we mention FREE kids' activities? That's right, we'll have several areas for the kids to learn and play for FREE!

Live music will be heard from the Gazebo throughout the day. We will have The Anchovy Fisherman performing from 10am-12pm, followed by Darrell Lea from 12:30pm-3:30pm.

We will literally have something for everyone! Admission is just $1 per person, collected at the gates.

For information on how you can be a vendor on our show, sponsorship opportunities, or general questions, please call Royal Krueger at, (913) 248-2360.



1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
September 16, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

**This month's book club will be meeting at the Johnson County Library, located at 13811 Johnson Drive Shawnee, KS 66216.**

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks - Speaker and Pot Luck
October 4, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


At Home on the Range: Community Cookbooks - Speaker and Pot LuckSome 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.


Home School Day - Morning Session
October 13, 2017

10:00 am to 12:00 pm


Home School Day - Morning SessionJoin 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.


Home School Day - Afternoon Session
October 13, 2017

12:30 pm to 02:30 pm


Home School Day - Afternoon SessionJoin 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.


Speakeasy Society - On Broadway!
October 18, 2017

07:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Speakeasy Society - On Broadway!Our final Speakeasy Society event of the year will focus on that great American musical institution, Broadway! Entering its most prodigious period, the "Great White Way" showcased names on its marquees we all recongize - Ziegfeld Gershwin, Berlin, Astaire, Rogers & Hart, Jolson, Kern, and the Marx Brothers.

Come and listen to the stories while sipping a Prohibition cocktail and sampling light, 1920s styled hors d' oeuvres. You're welcome to come in your best 1920s glad rags!

This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. Please call the Museum for the password and to give us your count, (913) 248-2360.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
October 21, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseRecurring program on the third Saturday of every month from February – November

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Historical Hauntings
October 28, 2017

06:00 pm to 08:30 pm


Historical HauntingsShawnee Town's Historical Hauntings is a real scream for Halloween fans. Slither by on Saturday, October 28th from 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Come to the grounds of Shawnee Town, 11501 W. 57th, three blocks west of Nieman Road where all activities are free with a $1 suggested donation to benefit Shawnee Town 1929 and open to the public. The Optimist Club of Shawnee-Mission will be selling snacks at the “Ghoul Café” and there will be trick-or-treating, tractor drawn hayrides, Farmstead tours, an eyeball candy counting contest, opportunities for Halloween photos and costume contests with five separate categories and awesome prizes!

Call Shawnee Town 1929, (913) 248-2360 or e-mail rkrueger@cityofshawnee.org for more information.


Making a Way out of No Way - Preparing for Winter & the Holidays
November 4, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


Making a Way out of No Way - Preparing for Winter & the HolidaysThis class is the last of four in 2017 celebrating the seasons in Shawnee in Shawnee in the 1920s and now. It is seasonally based. Each will include time for sharing stories, sampling a homemade seasonal dish (recipe included), and participating in a hands-on activity. Whether or not your mother or grandma passed down tales about life in their times, come, share, and listen. This is an inter-generational celebration! This event will be led by Nedra Bonds, teacher, fiber artist, quilter, and activist, and Sharron G. Uhler, Curator of Education at Shawnee Town 1929.


Fall - Wrapping pears in newspaper. Making freezer cookies and helping decorate for the holidays. Jumping in leaves your dad just raked into a pile! Share your Autumn and holiday stories. Make candied apples - cinnamon and caramel. Take some home! Create your very own 1920s Christmas ornament.

Class fee is just $5 per person, please call to register, at (913) 248-2360.


1920s Book Club at the Farmhouse
November 18, 2017

10:00 am to 11:30 am


1920s Book Club at the FarmhouseLast 1920s Book Club for 2017!

The 1920s was known for its great literature. Last year the 1920s Book Club concentrated on mysteries of the decade. This year, we will still focus on mysteries, but we’ve added authors from other genres such as Ray Bradbury, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Bill Bryson, and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Participants will read a designated book each month and discuss it in the kitchen of Shawnee Town’s 1920s farmhouse. Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Books may be borrowed from the Johnson County Library, other local county libraries or purchased on one’s own.

Reservations required, please call, 913-248-2360 to reserve yours spot in the farmhouse, space is limited


Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!
November 19, 2017

02:00 pm to 03:30 pm


Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!The most famous mouse is celebrating his birthday and we're going to help! There will be birthday cake, a hands on fun activity, and Mickey Mouse ears to take home, (while they last).

Come help blow out the birthday candles!

This event is free and open to the public!


Holiday Savories with Chef Casey Sullivan
December 7, 2017

06:30 pm to 08:30 pm


Holiday Savories with Chef Casey SullivanIt's cold outside and you're hankering for a few new main course meals to serve your family. Chef Casey will come to the rescue! This class will include hands on experience, recipes and samples to take home.

This class is $10 per person, registration is required, please call (913) 248-260 to get signed up.