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Amusement parks, barn raisings and fairs – oh my! Learn what early Johnson County residents enjoyed doing for fun  during the next Homeschool History Adventures programs presented by the Johnson County Museum in mid-April.
During these programs, which are  for ages seven to 13, participants will examine artifacts from the museum’s collection, explore the museum’s main exhibit called “Becoming Johnson County,” and put their brains and hands to work with interactive projects, games, and activities in the museum classroom. These monthly sessions serve as an engaging supplement to homeschool curriculums, and give students the opportunity to build both new friendships and a new appreciation for what came before us.
The next program in the series is called Playing in the Past. Participants will enjoy finding out how people enjoyed themselves long ago, and have a barrel of fun themselves! Did you know there used to be two amusement parks in Merriam? And air shows in Overland Park? Brainstorm what special places we have in our community, and why they are important. See how toys and changed over time, and even get to play yourself.
These programs take place at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for each two-hour program is $6 per person, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration includes admission to the Johnson County Museum and to KidScape.
Playing in the Past will take place beginning at 10 a.m. on April 12. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359.