Time Travelers 2020

Time Travelers 2020
Shawnee Town FarmsteadWelcome to Shawnee Town 1929 and a peek into the world of 1920's Shawnee, Kansas!  Time Travelers takes you back to a time when everyone had at least one chicken in the pot and five in the coop, washed clothes with lye soap and a washboard, and made dinner with vegetables grown from their garden.  The grocery store had plenty of flour and toilet paper, the barber shop was never closed for a pandemic, and school was definitely in session.  This summer, Fisher Chevrolet Dealership and Murphy Service Station have just opened, so you're in for a real treat!  We are offering three different programs which rotate throughout the summer.

Little more than 100 years ago, the world was recovering from the 1918 flu pandemic.  This year, Shawnee and the world face a new challenge.  We will meet it together and in the  process, we'll show you what it was like to stay at home in 1920.

Time Travelers will run every Tuesday & Thursday from 10am-3pm, from June 23 through August 6.  We will also have one evening session on July 15th from 5pm-7pm.

Down on the Farm:
June 30, July 2, 14, 16, 28 & 30
What was staying home like 100 years ago?  Tour the farmhouse, grind corn for cornbread, wash clothes (and your hands!), and hear all about our 1927 Nash and 1929 Ford Model AA truck.  Pick up your "carry-out" activity bag.

In the Garden:
July 7 & 9 and August 4 & 6
Hear all about growing your won dinner, churn butter, wash and weigh vegetables, feed our chickens with lettuce from the garden, and learn about our 1927 Nash and Ford Model AA truck.  Pick up your "carry-out" activity bag.

Goin' to Town:
June 23 & 25, July 15 (PM session), 21, 23
Hear about our two newest buildings Fisher's Chevrolet Dealership and Murphy's Service Station.  Shop for flour and TP.  It's in stock!  The barbershop is open and school is in session for the summer.  Pick up your "carry-out" activity bag.

$5 adults
$4 seniors, first responders & military
$3 children (5-17)
Free children under 5

Shawnee Town 1929 and COVID-19
We want your Shawnee Town experience to be both enjoyable and safe.  Staff and volunteers will be wearing masks and practicing social distancing.  For your use, masks will be available at the Visitor's Center.  Activities are geared toward a minimum of physical contact.  We have "carry-out" activity bags with games and crafts that you can do on your own.  Hand sanitizer will be available at each program station.

For more information, please call (913) 248-2360.  We are happy to mail you your own Time Travelers 2020 calendar of events!