Parents and their preschoolers will love stories and illustrations from long ago, read by a special guest from the 1950s All-Electric House during a series of programs being offered monthly through December at the Johnson County Museum. Physical distancing and COVID-19 safe practices will be encouraged during this program.
Retro Storytime is for ages three to five with an adult. The November session will feature the 1942 Little Golden Book, “The Poky Little Puppy,” which was one of the first twelve books in the Simon & Schuster series Little Golden Books. As of 2001, “The Poky Little Puppy” was the single all-time best-selling hardcover children’s book in the U.S., having sold nearly 15 million copies. In the story, five little puppies dig a hole under the fence and go for a walk in the wide, wide world. But what will their mother say? After the story, participants will complete a related craft project. An adult must attend the program with each child.
To find this program online at, browse first under preschool and then under heritage & history. In the printed catalog and when using the website’s advanced search, look for the keyword “museum.”
The November presentation will begin at 10 a.m. on Nov. 18, at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park. The cost for this 45-minute program is $2 per person, including adults, and museum members receive a 20 percent discount but must register by telephone to receive their discount. Registration for these programs does not include admission to the Johnson County Museum or to KidScape. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online at, click on “Register for Activities,” and complete a search for activity number 7618.