Preserving the Past

The Lenexa Historical Society (LHS) collects and preserves local history and shares it with the community through events, educational programs, newsletters, and this website.

The Lenexa Historical society continually strives to share the stories of our city’s past. We regularly post new history stories about the people and places that are influential part of our community. Be sure to subscribe to our email newsletter for details about events and what LHS has been doing both internally and within the public, plus fun posts on books and all things Lenexa History.

Questions? Contact us with your questions or ideas.

Donating is another way to help LHS continue its mission. The Lenexa Historical Society is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) organizations, so all donations are tax deductible.

Origins of Lenexa

From the Shawnee Tribe to the Santa Fe Trail and the land purchased by Charles A. Bradshaw, view our timeline of significant historic events in our city’s past.

The Krumm Building

Explore the history of the more than 110 year old limestone building that sits in the middle of Old Town Lenexa.

Historic Locations

Lenexa has many historic locations, but you’ll want to start with Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park. This city park contains the Legler Barn Museum, Lenexa Train Depot Museum, Wiedenmann Strang Line Waiting Station and a retired caboose on partial train tracks.

Contact LHS: info@leglerbarn.org

The Lenexa Historical Society is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) organizations. All Donations are tax deductible.