Johnson County Museum receives $250,000 gift to support development of KidScape experience

Jay Senter - May 18, 2017 9:33 am
The new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center will open June 10.
The new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center will open June 10.

Efforts to make the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center a hub for history and education got a boost this week with the announcement that Mainstreet Credit Union had committed $250,000 to the Johnson County Museum’s KidScape exhibits and experience.

KidScape, a 3,500 square foot space within the new museum, features 11 separate environments that represent different parts of Johnson County’s history, from its rural and agricultural roots to the development of suburban housing communities.

With the gift, the museum foundation has now raised $1.8 million, or 95 percent of its fundraising goal, for the design and construction of the new museum facilities within the Arts & Heritage Center.

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The grand opening of the museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 10, when access to the center and museum will be free. On Monday, June 12, the museum will open for normal business, with admission set for $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and $3 for kids up to 18 years of age.

You can get a sneak peak at the new museum space here.

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