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.

Make sure to check out our LHS Blog to stay up to date on current and past happenings at LHS. This is where you can find more details about events and what LHS has been doing both internally and within the public, plus fun posts on books and history from time to time.

Questions? Contact us with your questions or ideas.

Becoming a member not only supports LHS but automatically includes you in our newsletters and event announcements.

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.

Santa Fe Trail

During the mid 19th century it was the main commercial road from Missouri to Santa Fe, New Mexico. Learn where it passed through 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.

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Contact LHS: info@leglerbarn.org

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