Join Shawnee Town 1929 Museum in the second most favorite hobby in the country by building your very own handmade birdhouse! Colleen Winter, owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited in Shawnee will give a presentation about birds who nest in birdhouses, their characteristics, types of birdhouses, how to take care of them, etc. Shawnee Town 1929 Museum added two bluebird houses to our farmstead property this past winter and Mrs. Winter will take us to them for observation. Fingers crossed bluebirds will be nesting in them! This discounted class fee includes all materials for your birdhouse and the presentation by Mrs. Winter.
Shawnee Town 1929 Museum is a living history museum which focuses on educating our visitors about small truck farming community life on the outskirts of the Kansas City metro area in the 1920s. We have a town and a farmstead with original and built structures and we dress in typical 1920s period dress when giving some adult programs and all of our children’s programs.
We recreate the methods farmers used to grow and maintain their crops before they were harvested and sold at Kansas City’s Farmer’s Market. We bring the Twenties to life through a variety of hands-on programs, classes, events, music and festivals so all generations can experience local history! From investigating under the hood of our 1927 Nash and learning how to make raisin bread on our wood-burning stove to picking bugs off of our squash and gathering eggs from our chickens—we’re all about the roaring centennial of 1920-1929!