Enjoy the holiday seasons of the past at the Johnson County Museum

Starting this Saturday, Nov. 30, the Johnson County Museum offers two ways to step back in time and enjoy the holiday season.

A Very Fifties Christmas, hosted by The 1950s All-Electric House at the Johnson County Museum, 6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, showcases the holiday celebrations and space age decorations of a 1950s holiday. Throughout the house there are trendy examples of homemade and commercial Christmas decorating ideas, many of which will be familiar to the babyboomer generation as they come directly from the pages of 1950s women’s magazines like Family Circle and Good Housekeeping.

The exhibit runs through Saturday, Jan. 4 (closed on Sundays, Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.) Monday-Friday 1-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. Call (913) 715-2570 for more information.

Go even farther back in time to the days of the one room school house with Christmas at Lanesfield School at the Lanesfield Historic Site, 18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton. Visitors can tour the decorated school and make an ornament for their Christmas tree.

The exhibit runs through Saturday, Jan. 4, Fridays and Saturdays 1-4 p.m.

Admission is free. Groups of 10 or more should call (913) 715-2570 in advance for reservations.

To see a list of area Christmas lighting displays, click on the ViewFromTheMidwest.com’s Calendar tab at the top of the page.

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