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 Johnson County Museum Foundation

The Johnson County Museum Foundation was established in 1987 as a not-for-profit organization to support and promote exhibit development, educational programs, and special events of the Johnson County Museum. The Johnson County Museum is located at the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center at 8788 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. The museum also operates the Lanesfield School Historic Site in Edgerton, KS.

Support the Diversity Internship Program 

The Johnson County Museum launched a new strategic plan in September 2019, and a major initiative is this new

program, launching in Summer 2020. The Museum is partnering with UMKC's Public History program to mentor

and train diverse undergraduate and graduate students in museum work. This initiative is one of many that

focuses on diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility. Thank you to JE Dunn for its financial support of this

initiative. More resources are needed to make this a success. If you'd like to contribute, please select the

link below.  If you have questions, please contact the museum director at 913-826-2787.  

Scholarship Fund

The Museum Foundation provides access to field trip programs through a scholarship to Title One Schools. Qualifying schools receive 1/2 price admission to programs at the Arts & Heritage Center and the Lanesfield Historic Site. Gifts to support this initiative.

Annual Fund

For over 50 years, the Johnson County Museum has collected, shared and interpreted the history of Johnson County. Please consider joining us in our mission by giving to the Museum Foundation's Annual Fund. Your special gift helps support the museum acquisition fund, exciting exhibitions and captivating public programs for adults and families


Endowment Fund

The Museum Foundation accepts gifts from those who would like to honor or memory of a loved one whose passion was local history. Gifts are restricted to future developments for major museum initiatives. 

We value your support of the museum's mission and appreciate any size gift. Thank you for your support of creating great experiences for the community to connect with local history!


Museum memberships are available for purchase on-site at museum sites or by calling  913-826-2787. To learn more about the benefits of members, visit the membership link on the menu bar at top of page. 

Museum Diversity Internship Gift 
Scholarship, Annual Fund and Endowment Gifts  

When prompted, please select "Share my mailing address with Johnson County Museum" 

so that we can send you a thank-you letter for tax purposes.