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2015 - September
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Welcome to the old farmhouse!

Discover a home that began as a single-room log cabin.

Enjoy the beautiful acres of preserved farmland, walk the trail to the historic Big Shoal Cemetery and look for wildlife along the way.

Explore local history with new exhibits each season or see what's growing in the heirloom garden.

Take home sunflowers, pumpkins and sweet corn each seasonally grown on site or visit the museum's store for local gifts.



Pickin' on the Front Porch Bluegrass Concert

The Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum is proud to offer the 5th annual Pickin' on the Front Porch Bluegrass Concert featuring Gullywashers. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a free evening of music under the stars on the lawn of the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. 

Date: September 11, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cost: FREE


Big Shoal County Fair

Spend the day at the beautiful and historic Atkins-Johnson Farm! Presented by the Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm, the annual Big Shoal Country Fair free to the public and includes music, museum tours, demonstrations and more. Kid Zone featuring activities for a variety of ages such as petting zoo, bounce house, games, crafts, axe throwing and much more $10 per child unlimited access.

Date: September 18, 2021

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Cost: FREE


Candlelight Cemetery Tours

After the sun goes down pick-up your lantern and head over to the Big Shoal Cemetery as we learn about Clay County's past. This guided candlelight tour explores the history of the 194 year old Big Shoal Cemetery and gives visitors the chance to meet the people buried there including Clay County's earliest settlers, veterans, and colorful characters. This event is nothing spooky but just plain fun.

Registration Sept. 13th – Oct. 14th

Date: October 15-16, 2021

Time: 2 sessions per night 7:00pm or 9:00pm

Cost: $15/ticket

The City of Gladstone is proud to announce that it was approved for a matching TRIM (Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance) grant for up to $10,000 through the Missouri Department of Conservation for tree trimming and removal at Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. Join us on May 12th at 1:00PM at the Farm for a presentation from Arbor Masters, Brian Rex. 
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Museum Location:

4109 NE Pleasant Valley Rd

Gladstone, MO 64119

Mailing Address:

6901 N. Holmes

Gladstone, MO 64118

Office Tel: 816-423-4107   


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