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Welcome to the Lenexa Historical Society. We are a member based 501(c)3 non-profit founded in 1974. Our mission: We encourage community involvement and are dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and promotion of Lenexa’s Historical Heritage. How we do this: We host educational meetings, participate in community events and festivals, and bring local history to Lenexa's schools through the City's "Learning About Lenexa" program. We also partner with the City regarding Lenexa's history museum: The Legler Barn Museum and Lenexa Frisco Train Depot, which displays local area history and artifacts, engaging exhibits, and includes a local historical research library.

Scroll down for upcoming events, exhibits, and museum hours.

Upcoming LHS Events (see Events Calendar for more info):

Legler Barn Museum & LHS Open House:

Featuring a visit by the Lenexa Art Trolley

Friday, June 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m.
at The Legler Barn Museum
14907 West 87th Street Parkway
Corner of Lackman Rd & 87th St., Lenexa, Kansas

The Legler Barn Museum Open House is a FREE event, all are welcome, bring a friend!


  • Explore Lenexa's History
  • Learn about Lenexa's Festivals
  • Watch a video "Recorded History of Lenexa Citizens"
  • See the “World’s Largest Sunflower Collection” by Bill Nicks
    - Find the Korean Chocolate Covered Sunflower Candy
    - Find the poster for the Sunflower State Expo in Topeka
    - Ask about the 1943 Senate Page pin from Lenexan Jerry Getz
  • Spinach appetizers featured at the Lenexa Spinach Festival will be served

    The Legler Barn Museum Open House is a FREE event, all are welcome, bring a friend!


    Join the Lenexa Arts Council and the Lenexa Chamber for an evening of art! Take the 2nd Annual Trolley Tour Across Lenexa viewing art & enjoying receptions at multiple locations including:

  • Lenexa City Hall - Latino Art Bravisimo
  • Lenexa Historical Society & Legler Barn Museum
  • Sar Ko Par Park - Lenexa's Public Art Installations
  • Lexmark (formerly Perceptive Software)

  • The Trolley Art Trolley tour begins at 6:00 p.m. at Lenexa City Hall on Friday, June 19. Tickets/reservations are required at a cost of $20 per person and includes light refreshments at each stop. Proceeds benefit the Lenexa Arts Council Scholarship Fund.

    For more info or to make reservations for the Lenexa Art Trolley, contact the Lenexa Chamber of Commerce at 913-888-1414, or click here