We used to go to the Johnson County Museum when the kids were younger, as it was free and had a great kids’ play area. It was a bit far though, so we didn’t go as much as the kids would have liked. Recently, the museum moved to only 5 minutes from us. It is no longer free and the kids are a little old for the kids’ play area, but when they had a free entry day, we decided to check it out.
First, we checked out the history of Johnson County section. There was a video that showed how certain redeveloped areas used to look, which we all found interesting. The White Haven Motor Lodge used to be in an area which is now becoming an apartment complex. The sign from the motel is in the museum now.
Simon pretended to be a clown. This show was apparently filmed locally.
The boys enjoyed the car.
The 1950’s All-Electric House was a very advanced house back in the 1950’s. We had toured it once before in the previous location. Zachary remembered everything about it!
Finally, we checked out the kids’ area. Zachary immediately remembered that he used to like distributing the “mail” to all the places in the pretend town, so he did that almost the whole time. Simon checked out mostly everything too, while Gabbie and I watched.
It was a fun visit, and it would have been nice to have the kids’ play area closer by when my kids were younger!