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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):

June 4th National Trails Day at Roe Park
"Exercise your body and exercise your mind
Take a hike through history on the Indian Creek Trail"

National Trails Day | June 4, 2016
Grand Pre-Unveiling of the new
Indian Creek Trail Interpretative Signage Project
9 a.m. – 11 noon
Roe Park
10400 Roe Avenue, Overland Park, KS

Advance look at a new series of outdoor exhibit panels
  • offering original historical narratives
  • learn about derivation of names of various streets crossing Indian Creek Trail
  • take a 3-mile walk with noted pedestrian Henry Fortunato or historian Bill Worley
  • - portraying Rev. Thomas Johnson, namesake of Johnson County
  • - and the founder of Shawnee methodist Mission (back in the day)
  • Refreshments and remarks from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Loop hikes from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Admission Free
    See Events Calendar for more info

  • Lenexa -- City of Festivals"
  • New Video Kiosk - Historical Archive & Recorded History of Lenexa Citizens
    - History of The Great Lenexa BBQ Battle
    - Lenexa's Spinach Festival and Chili Challenge
    - Other Festivals and City events