John H. Johnson Museum

This museum honors the life of founder and publisher of Ebony and Jet magazines.

His childhood home has been relocated to the historic courthouse square in downtown Arkansas City and is operated by Friends of the John H. Johnson Museum.  The group fosters positive collaborations honoring and observing John H. Johnson’s life and legacy through a curated living history museum with collections, exhibits, programming, and engagement for the community and visitors. John H. Johnson Day is recognized and celebrated annually in November through high quality events and activities.

​Through its programs, the Friends of  the John H. Johnson Museum share with others and inspire others to learn more about an Arkansas pioneer who made his mark through national and international multimedia, entrepreneurial and philanthropic endeavors.

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Courthouse Square, Arkansas City, Arkansas
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