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.
Please 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



Restoration Run 

Runners and walkers: Come out and take part in the second annual Restoration Run 5K run/walk on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the historic Atkins-Johnson Farm and Museum, 4109 N.E. Pleasant Valley Road in Gladstone. The race starts promptly at 8 a.m. All ages are welcome with youngsters 12 and under free. Runners and walkers will get medals, a T-shirt and a swag bag for participating. 


Big Shoal Country 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 is FREE to the public and includes music, museum tours, petting zoo, country fair games, crafts, contest, demonstrations and more.