Automobiles and the Culture of the Car in the 1920's


Shawnee Town 1929 participated in Virtual Museum Day KC in May 2020.

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Shawnee Town 1929

Shawnee Town 1929 allows visitors to experience a typical day in and around the 1920s farm community of Shawnee, Kansas, through authentic collections, exhibits, programs and events. Our living history museum site offers multiple historic and recreated buildings and areas you can explore in our town (barber shop, jail, typewriter repair shop, grocery store, school, undertakers, garage, car dealership, bandstand) and on our farm (farmhouse, outhouse, chicken coop, barn, market shed, smokehouse, garage, working heirloom garden). Check our website for educational information on our many field trip options, traveling artifact and immigration trunks, and (coming soon) virtual tours! We frequently hold different classes, events, and concerts too! We look forward to your participation in one of the many exciting programs Shawnee Town 1929 has to offer.

Self-Guided Tours of Museum Grounds:
Open March to October 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday

Visitor's Center Gift Shop & Exhibit:
Open Year Round 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
The Museum is closed on all public holidays observed by the City of Shawnee.

Museum Tour:
$5.00 per adult, $3.00 per child (ages 5-17), Free - children under 5, $4.00 Seniors (65+), First Responders & US Military Veterans



History, Social Studies, Cultural Connections, My Community, Primary Sources


1000 students


13 min.


Virtual Field Trip


3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Adult, K, 1, 2, Postsecondary

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