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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 Historical Society at the Lenexa Chili Challenge
(Old Town Lenexa - corner of Santa Fe Trail Drive and Pflumm Road)
Friday, October 16, Social Gathering - 6pm to 10pm, Booth 1
  • Join LHS around our cozy fire pit (please bring a chair)
  • Enjoy refreshments, homemade chili and corn bread (and brownies of course)
  • City of Lenexa FIREWORKS in the sky at 8pm.
  • Compliments of Lenexa Historical Society
  • For more info click here

    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