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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):

December Historical Meeting at Thompson Barn
Tuesday, December 8, Thompson Barn (corner of Lackman Road and College Blvd.)
  • featuring KayCee - The W Guy, David Webster of the Royals Hall of Fame baseball museum
  • All-You-Can-Eat Pancake dinner by Chris Cakes
  • 6pm Dinner / 7pm Program
  • FREE* tickets available at the Legler Barn Museum
  • (*$6 suggested donation, supporting youth history programs and exhibits at the museum.)

  • Video kiosk: "Recorded History of Lenexa Citizens"
  • “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