Home Doll house Take a look at these archive Christmas footage in Johnson County dating back to the 1950s

Take a look at these archive Christmas footage in Johnson County dating back to the 1950s

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Santa visiting a Prairie Village home in the 1950s. Photo courtesy of the Johnson County Museum.

As Christmas approaches, the Post has put together some historic footage from the holiday celebrations spent in Johnson County.

From unwrapping gifts under the Christmas tree, singing Christmas shows and choirs to building a snowman, these yesteryear shots feature some of the special memories of Christmases spent in our house. corner of wood.

Take a trip down memory lane with us and see these special images collected by the Johnson County Museum over the years and now archived at JoCoHistory.org.

This black and white photograph from December 1956 shows the five children of Leo and Dorothy Bayless standing in front of the Presbyterian Church in the village of Prairie Village. This photo was used for the family’s Christmas card that year. The children pictured are Laura, Bruce and Nancy in the front, and Kelvern and Cindy in the back. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This 1978 photograph shows a classroom decorated for the holidays at the now closed Somerset Primary School in Prairie Village. Somerset Elementary was opened from 1953 to 2004 at 2700 Somerset Drive. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This 1955 photo shows a scene from that year’s Christmas pageant at the Kansas School for the Deaf in Olathe. Photo credit Stanley D. Roth. Photo courtesy of Kansas School for the Deaf.
This black and white snapshot from December 1954 shows the Taliaferro family Christmas tree at their Prairie Village home on West 72nd Street. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This special 1966 color photograph in Prairie Village shows the face of 4-year-old Ann Lowry peering out the front door of a dollhouse built by her grandfather. The dollhouse had been redecorated three times in three generations. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This winter 1988 photo shows students from the now closed Somerset Elementary School performing a Christmas show. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
Kim Blocher holds a Spalding tennis racquet and wears a Yale University tracksuit in this 1968 black and white photograph. Check out the weight game, too! How did Santa Claus take this gift away? Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This undated color photograph was taken at the Sharp Family Home on West 68th Street in Prairie Village. The Sharp kids Stan, Jandy and Stu take home special Christmas gifts they received that year. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This color photograph from December 1994 shows a Christmas service at the Presbyterian Church in the village of Prairie Village. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This black and white photograph from 1952 or 1953 shows Dan Watkins’ children standing next to their Christmas tree. The children, from left to right, are Danny, Bobby, John, Marianne and Alice. A Kansas City Star legend says the family kept the tree in a park to protect it from the curious hands of children. Some things never change! Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
This December 1961 Christmas scene depicts Santa Claus visiting with children during a Christmas program at Kansas School for the Deaf. Photo credit Stanley D. Roth. Photo courtesy of Kansas School for the Deaf.
This December 1957 photograph is a portrait of Christine Fuller unwrapping a Christmas present – a paint by number set – at her home on West 71st Street in Prairie Village. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.
The children of Leo and Dorothy Bayless stand next to their snowman in 1957 in Prairie Village. The children on the left are Bruce, Kelvern and Nancy. Photo courtesy of Johnson County Museum.

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