Last updated: 3/12/2011
Shawnee, Kansas
Street Address
11501 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, KS 66203
Mailing Address
11501 W. 57th Street
Shawnee, KS 66203
phone: 913-248-2360
e-mail: clemenson@cityofshawnee.org
web: www.shawneetown.org
Hours
Visitor's Center Gift Shop & Exhibit:
Monday - Friday9 AM - 5 PM
The Museum is closed on all public holidays observed by the City of Shawnee.
Self-Guided Tours of Museum Grounds:
Open March to October.
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4:30 PM
Admissions
Self-Guided Tour: $2.00 per adult, $1.00 per child
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Staff
Gay L. Clemenson, Museum Director
Description

Shawnee Town Museum is a division of the City of Shawnee's Parks and Recreation Department. The Museum is currently undergoing an expansion that will allow visitors to experience a typical day in and around the 1920s farm community of Shawnee, Kansas, through authentic collections, exhibits, programs and events.

Stop by Shawnee Town's visitor center to pick up a gift for anytime... a Shawnee: Good Starts Here license plate for car or home! You’ll find old-time stick candy and toys, farmhouse cookbooks, mugs, Shawnee history books and memorabilia and delicious, locally produced items in Shawnee Town’s Gift Shop

For information about rental facilities E-Mail or contact:
Town Hall
11600 Johnson Drive
Shawnee, Kansas 66203
Phone: (913) 248-2360
Fax: (913) 248-2363.

History

Old Shawnee Town was founded, like many museums, as a result of a grassroots effort by individuals dedicated to preserving our past for the benefit of our future. When, in 1966, the demolition of what was believed to be an area jail or holding cell was scheduled, it spurred the creation of the Shawnee Historical Society. This group of concerned citizens raised funds to save the building and move it to a nearby Johnson County park. The Johnson County Parks District leased the land to the City of Shawnee with the understanding that the Shawnee Historical Society would administer the development of “Old Shawnee Town” on 2 ½ acres of the park site.

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Services

Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

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