Become a Friends Member Today!

The Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm is a volunteer-based organization with a mission to provide awareness and fundraising for the Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum. This group of history loving supporters has the opportunity to work behind the scenes at the museum and have access to several members only events and benefits. Show your support today and get involved for as little as $10 per year.
To find out more, visit the Friend's website.
To join, either fill out an application online or print and fill out the membership form and mail it back to
Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm
P.O. Box 28846
Gladstone, Missouri 64188
Latest gift from the Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm

Posted March 23, 2016


The dining room inside the Atkins-Johnson Farm is furnished to represent a 1890's room. The original wallpaper in this room was a 1960's era floral pattern in poor condition. The Friends of the Atkins-Johnson Farm generously offered to purchase period appropriate wallpaper and sponsor the professional installation. Completed in 2013, the new wallpaper is a 1890 reprint by Charles Rupert Designs who specialize in well researched historic wallpaper designs. Proceeds from the Friends annual garage sale fundraiser go towards this wallpaper purchase.



Upcoming Friends Events


Coming Soon

The Gladstone Classic Car Concours presented by the Kansas City Automotive History Society
Sunday, June 12, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Annual Friend's Meeting

June 24, 2022
5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Gladstone Community Center

Sunflower Festival

August 13, 2022
Big Shoal Farm

Annual Restoration Run
August 20, 2022
8:00 a.m.
Registration Required, Pricing to Come Soon

Big Shoal Country Fair
Saturday, September 17, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Pumpkin Festival

August 24, 2022
Big Shoal Farm

Photos and Cookies with Santa & Mrs. Claus
Saturday, December 10, 2022