Equipped with a strategic plan and a new interpretive master plan completed by ObjectIDEA, the Johnson County Museum will soon become a new National Museum of Suburbia and Suburban Policy Forum. 

The new museum will capture, commemorate, and critique the ideas of American suburbia, including the story of how the suburbs took hold and played out near Kansas City. By interpreting suburbia through the eyes of agencies, planners, developers, builders, residents, policy-makers, and scholars, the museum will strive to chronicle how America's suburbs came to be; reveal their many physical and cultural dimensions; and encourage people to think about suburbia's real and imagined place in their hearts and minds, and its place in America's future.