About Us

2017 Board of Directors

  • Ann Thomas, President
  • Bill Nicks, 1st Vice President
  • Bruce Daniel, 2nd Vice President
  • Judi Derks, Treasurer
  • Scott Forland, Secretary
  • Bob McCoy, Board Member
  • Julaire Sterbach, Board Member
  • Meredith Derks, Board Member
  • _____________(Vacancy)

Board Meetings

2017 LHS Board of Director Meetings, 7:00 pm

First Tuesday of following months: March 7, June 6, August 1, October 3, and December 5

7 PM at the Legler Barn Museum, 14907 West, 87th Street, Lenexa, Kansas 66215


Mission Statement: The Lenexa Historical Society is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and promotion of Lenexa's historical heritage. Adopted October 1987.


The Lenexa Historical Society promotes community involvement to preserve the heritage of Lenexa by participating or sponsoring Lenexa festivals and events. Learn more about Lenexa by visiting our Lenexa History page.

  • Passport to Adventure - April through October
  • Great Lenexa BBQ Battle - June (Kids BBQ tasting activities during festival)
  • Lenexa Community Days Parade - July 4th
  • Spinach Festival - September
  • Lenexa Chili Challenge - October
  • Enchanted Forest - October
  • Sar-Ko-Aglow - City of Lenexa lighting of the park lights - December


The Lenexa Historical Society sponsors historical/educational meetings.


The Lenexa Historical Society collects and preserves Lenexa's historical artifacts.

Video - Recorded History of Lenexa Citizens

The Lenexa Historical Society maintains the History Resource Room.

  • Local Historical Research
  • Local Genealogy
  • Lost Houses
  • Santa Fe Trail
  • Lenexa History


The Lenexa Historical Society stands ready to support the City of Lenexa in its operation of

Lenexa's History Museum, The Legler Barn and Frisco Train Depot Museum Complex.

  • The Legler Barn - engaging local history and exhibits
  • The Strang Line Waiting Station
  • The Lenexa Frisco Train Depot - showcasing transportation themed exhibits
  • Restored Prairie Schooner "Conestoga Wagon"
  • Burlington Northern / Northern Pacific Railway retired caboose #1142


Donate to the Lenexa Historical Society

If you have an interesting historical item directly related to Lenexa that you wish to donate to the Lenexa Historical Society, please contact The Legler Barn Museum at 913-492-0038


As a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, your tax deductible donations help the Lenexa Historical Society to continue our mission to encourage community involvement and maintain our focus and dedication to the appreciation, preservation, and promotion of Lenexa’s historical heritage.

When you click the Donate button below, you will be transferred to our secure PayPal page where you can remit your donation with any Credit Card or even use your PayPal account. If paying with a credit card, a PayPal account is NOT required.



If you prefer to donate by check, please feel free to mail your check to:
Lenexa Historical Society
14907 W. 87th St. Parkway
Lenexa, KS 66215

Please make checks payable to: Lenexa Historical Society


For questions, please contact us at:
Call: 913-492-0038
Email: info@leglerbarn.org