LHS spent the month of April doing some internal organizing. We aim to always do better, and that starts with a more organized and updated archive, and will culminate into a more logical and interesting museum space once we are done. We are looking for some volunteers and interns to help us with everything that needs to be done, including in the archives and reference library. Contact us if you are interested.
We also want to have more involvement in the community and this includes more community events to help educate the public on local history. Contributing to this is the introduction to our new 1st Saturdays presentations. From May to September we will have a historical presentation on the first Saturday of each month with different speakers and topics.
Our first one will be this Saturday, May 4th, at 11 am at the Sunrise Senior Living Center, right next door to the Legler Barn.
Phil Hammond will be presenting on William Gordon’s travels on the California Trails in 1850. Gordon was the great great uncle of Nancy Becker, wife of former mayor, Rich Becker (1983-1995).
Anyone can attend, no membership or RSVP required.
This is a free event, but donations are always appreciated and go towards the operations of the museum at the Legler Barn.
Please note that parking near the Legler Barn is highly desirable on Saturdays, but you can also park at on the opposite side of Rose Pond in Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, as well as the Lenexa Baptist Church off 87th near Lackman. Please do not park in the Fire-station parking lot!
See the map below for additional parking. We hope to see you there!