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Current Exhibit

Beauty: A Modern Revolution

April 3 - June 29, 2024

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century beauty and fashion trends revolutionized the industry. People were emboldened with ever-changing trends towards dramatic looks highlighting visual and personal self-awareness while allowing for increasing function, versatility, and affordability to use in the increasingly industrialized and modernized world. Explore this world of beauty and fashion at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum with Beauty: A Modern Revolution, as this exhibit tracks the changes that brought these dynamic industries into the modern era.

 

Upcoming Exhibits...

Beauty: A Modern Revolution

April 3 – June 29

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth century beauty and fashion trends revolutionized the industry. People were emboldened with ever-changing trends towards dramatic looks highlighting visual and personal self-awareness while allowing for increasing function, versatility, and affordability to use in the increasingly industrialized and modernized world. Explore this world of beauty and fashion at the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum with Beauty: A Modern Revolution, as this exhibit tracks the changes that brought these dynamic industries into the modern era.

 

Immigration: An American Story– from the Gilder Lehrman Institute

July 10 – August 3

The United States has often been called “a nation of immigrants”—an oversimplification, to be sure. American Indians were present before the nation’s founding and hundreds of thousands of Africans were brought to these shores in chains. Many Americans, however, descend from immigrants who fled religious or ethnic persecution, war, or economic hardship. Over time, each wave of immigrants has left its own imprint on public attitudes and policies throughout the country’s history. Immigration: An American Story presents documents, maps, and images to tell select stories of those who came to America, some by force and others by choice in search of a better future for themselves and later generations.

 

Boston Cooking School Cookbook: The Exhibit

August 7 – November 2

America’s first mass-produced cookbook, published in 1896 by Fannie Farmer, revolutionized the world of cooking and cookery at the turn of the twentieth century. Follow the stories, the recipes, and the ingredients that made the movement in this exhibit, as well some of the cookbooks Farmer inspired.

Past Exhibits

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Living Sovereignty: Sustaining Indigenous Autonomy in "Indian Territory" Kansas

August 30 - October 28, 2023

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Plains, Terrians, and Landscape Change

July 12 - August 26, 2023

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Simple Living in Complex Times: Home Life in the 1930s

April 5 - July 1, 2023

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Holiday Toys

November 2 - December 10, 2022

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Atkins-Johnson Through the Eyes of Young Artist

August 3 - October 22, 2022

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The Age of Progressive Reform, Creating Modern America from 1900-1917

July 6 - July 30, 2022

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Clay County Bicentennial: The Exhibit

April 6 - June 25, 2022

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Holiday Toys

November 3 - December 11, 2021

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A Place for All People: Introducing the National Museum of African American History

August 4 - October 23, 2021

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Freedom: A History of Us

July 7 - July 31, 2021

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Missouri Bicentennial: Celebrating 200 years of Missouri History

April 7 - June 26, 2021

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Votes for Women

August 5 - December 12, 2020

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Little Bee, Big Deal: Honey Bees and Their Amazing World

June 3 - July 25, 2020

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Holiday Toys

November 6 - December 14, 2019

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All Hallows Eve: Halloween History and Symbolism

September 4, November 2, 2019

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Big Shoal: Church, Cemetery, Community

April 10 - August 24, 2019

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Holiday Toys

October 31 - December 8, 2018

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Imprinting the West: Manifest Destiny Real and Imagined

September 5 - October 20, 2018

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Parlor Games: American Families at Play

July 5 - August 25, 2018

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Still Beauty: Scenes From An American Farm

April 11 - June 23, 2018

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Apron Strings: Ties to the Past

September 6 - October 21, 2017

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Clay County Cooking

June 7 - August 26, 2017

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Over Here: America's at Home During WWI

April 5 - May 20, 2017

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Holiday Toy

November 30 - December 17

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The Many Faces of George Washington

November 2 - November 19, 2016

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Drawn to Fashion: 100 Years of Clothing in Print

July 20 - October 22, 2016

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Archaeology: What's Under the Farm?

April 6 - July 9, 2016

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Mapping Missouri: Maps from the Collection of the Missouri State Archives

September 30 - December 12, 2015

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America's Fairs: Educating Communites

July 29 - September 12, 2015

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Good Manners: Everyday Etiquette Past and Present

May 27 - July 18, 2015

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Abraham Lincoln: A Man of His Time, A Man for All Times

April 15 - May 9, 2015

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A Shadow Over the Earth: The Life and Death of Passenger Pigeon

September 24 - December 13, 2014

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Life of a Reenactor

May 28 - September 6, 2014

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Victorian Love Tokens

February 14 - May 10, 2014

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Holiday Toys

December 4-14, 2013

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Homestead Act 150th Anniversary

September 7 - November 23, 2013

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Farm Life: A Century of Change for Farm Families and Their Neighbors

April 27 - August 31, 2013

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