History

Genealogical workshop to be held in Prairie Village on April 21
April 9, 2018
A free genealogy workshop will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on April 21 at the Corinth Library, 8100 Mission Road, Prairie Village.
Take behind-the-scenes tour of Johnson County Museum on Saturday
December 13, 2017
The next behind the scenes tour of the Johnson County Museum’s collections storage facility at the new Arts & Heritage Center is planned for this weekend.
National organization seeks to honor Kansas City area ‘Rosie the Riveters’ from WWII era
May 31, 2017
The American Rosie the Riveter Association is trying to locate women who worked on the home front during World War II.
Johnson County mourns the loss of an icon
December 14, 2016
Former Shawnee City Attorney Marvin Rainey passed away last weekend.
$300,000 gift given for new Johnson County Museum exhibit
November 18, 2016
The Johnson County Museum Foundation recently announced the Regnier Family Foundation’s support with the $300,000 lead gift to fund the museum’s new signature exhibition, “Becoming Johnson County.”
Learn about world war weapons
September 27, 2016
Infantry Weapons between the Wars (1918-1941) class is being held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 1 at Shawnee Town 1929 Museum.
Flash flood watch issued for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties
July 6, 2015
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Johnson, Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties from 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday evening.
Dole Institute to exhibit Bob Dole’s WWII-era letters
April 15, 2015
The Dole Institute of Politics in Lawrence is exhibiting World War II letters between Bob Dole and his family for an online audience.
Hanging of ‘In Cold Blood’ killers marks 50th anniversary
April 12, 2015
Tuesday marks the 50th anniversary of the executions of Hickock and Smith, whose murders of the Herb Clutter family were the subject of Truman Capote’s celebrated 1966 true crime novel, “In Cold Blood.”
Dalton Gang attraction among new historical site additions
January 26, 2015
A southwest Kansas roadside museum about a gang of bank and train robbers is among the newest properties added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Whereabouts of Thomas Hart Benton painting concealed
January 26, 2015
Some members of a class that donated a Thomas Hart Benton painting to a Shawnee Mission school in the 1950s are wondering where the gift is being kept.
New superintendent for Brown historic site
December 11, 2014
The Brown v. Board of Education historic site in Topeka has a new superintendent.
Eisenhower Memorial panel to vote on way forward
September 24, 2014
Members of a federal commission planning a memorial near the National Mall to honor the late President Dwight D. Eisenhower are voting on how to proceed after years of controversy.
Colin Powell honored at Fort Leavenworth
September 7, 2014
A bust has been added to a Buffalo Soldier monument at Fort Leavenworth honoring former secretary of state and military leader Colin Powell.
Event examines trail’s effect on Hispanics
September 1, 2014
An upcoming event will focus on the Santa Fe Trails’ effect on Hispanics and its influence on other cultures.

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