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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):

Sept. 10 - Lenexa Spinach Festival
"33rd Anniversary of the Festival celebrating Lenexa as
the Spinach Capital of the World (from the 1930s)."


Lenexa Spinach Festival | Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park
14907 W 87th Street Pkwy, Lenexa, KS
at 87th Street and Lackman Rd

Special Live History Demonstrations:
  • Doris and Bob Legler, Great Grandson of Adam Legler, 9:30 a.m. to Noon, Legler Barn Museum
  • Willie the Bullwhacker, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Wagon by the Legler Barn Museum
  • Octave Chanute, founder of Lenexa, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., by the Spinach Cafe
  • Legler Barn Quilters, live quilting demonstrations, upstairs in the Legler Barn Museum
  • Spinach History and Lenexa BBQ History Exhibits, all day, in the Legler Barn Museum

  • Admission Free
    See Events Calendar for more info