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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):

Lenexa Chili Challenge:

Friday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Stop by LHS' booth #1 at the Chili Festival Friday night. Enjoy a bowl of chili, brownies and a drink with your LHS friends around a cozy fire pit. Be sure to stay for Fireworks in the Sky at 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Volunteer at the LHS booth, passing out chili and brownies to everyone attending the Festival. LHS Chili's will be competing for best Homestyle and CASI chili, along with trying our hand at Salsa and Hot Wings this year.

This is a FREE event and all are welcome. Please bring a friend.

LHS November General Meeting:

Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
at The Legler Barn Museum
14907 W 87th St. Pkwy., Lenexa, Kansas
in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park ~ corner of Lackman Road and 87th Street.

6:00 p.m. - social gathering, dessert and refreshments compliments of LHS.
6:30 p.m. - program with Dee Miller, author of Just Following Orders and Mighty TALL Orders
Book signing immediately following program and announcements.

  • Join us as local author Dee Miller discusses Order No. 11 - the best kept secret of the Civil War
  • Also on display: "Lenexa, Spinach Capital of the World" and "Lenexa Spinach Festival"
  • Learn of LHS' 2015 Upcoming Activities
  • Dessert and drinks to be served.
  • This is a FREE event, all are welcome, bring a friend!