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Women on the Home Front, January 18

In conjunction with the Citizen Soldiers on the Prairie exhibit, the Johnson County Museum presents Mickey Ebert, Education Specialist at the National Archives at Kansas City, who will speak about the role of women on the home front during the Second World War. In 1943, President Roosevelt described the work of citizen soldiers when he said “Every combat division, every naval task force, every squadron of fighting planes is dependent for its equipment and ammunition and fuel and food…on the American people in civilian clothes in the offices and in the factories and on the farms at home.” The women civilians in those offices, factories, and at home will be the topic of this presentation which will feature primary sources found at the National Archives.

Saturday, January 18, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Education Center of the Johnson County Museum of History
6305 Lackman Rd. Shawnee, KS

Admission is free

Most suitable for older girls interested in the Freedom’s Heroes badge.

A Very Fifties Christmas!, Nov. 24 – Dec. 29

The 1950s All-Electric House is decorated for the holidays! Rock around our aluminum Christmas tree on the guided tour and celebrate the holidays 1950s-style!

Mondays through Saturdays, Nov. 24 – Dec. 29
(Mon-Fri 1 – 4 p.m, Sat 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

Cost $2/adults, $1/children 12 and under.


The 1950s All Electric House at the Johnson County Muse um
6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee KS

For more information, visit the Johnson County Museum website.

Living In The USA With The Johnson County Museum

Looking for resources for Pioneers and Patriots working on the Living In The USA badge? Contact the Johnson County Museum. They offer an on-site presentation of the history of the county for just $25.

All About Johnson County History
Grades: Fourth – Twelfth
Description: This 30-minute power point presentation outlines the history of the county from its beginnings to the present including early Native Americans, trail travel, settlement, agriculture, and the area’s suburban growth. Kids can touch and manipulate reproduction artifacts during the program to gain a better understanding of the ideas presented.