A history of Johnson County will be published for the first time in nearly a century. The 240-page, hardcover book, "Johnson County, Kansas: A Pictorial History, 1825-2005," chronicles 180 years of county history through narratives and more than 450 illustrations and photographs.
The $35 book is self-published by the Johnson County Museum. The publication will be available the third week of December. Initially available through the Johnson County Museum Store, the book will eventually be sold at other county museums and some local bookstores.
For more information, visit the museum's Web site at www.jocomuseum.org.