To be an essential part of Lenexa by preserving and promoting its story, and to be relevant within the community through involvement and education.
Preserving, promoting, and presenting the story of Lenexa.
Become a relevant, engaging face in the community:
– Build something that is sustainable.
– Set goals that can be measured, are attainable, and benefit the city and LHS.
– Enhance the quality of life for the community
Meet the Board
Bruce has been LHS president since March 2018. He and his wife, Lina, who serves as LHS secretary, have lived in Lenexa for 27 years. Bruce served on Lenexa’s 2030 and 2040 task forces, the Advisory Council for the Lenexa Rec Center and the city’s Old Town Study. He is president of the Country Hill West Homes Association and past president of the Oak Valley Homes Association. He was Konica USA’s Midwestern Manger for 20 years.
1st Vice President:
Bill has been an LHS board member since 2016. He and his wife Marci live in Lenexa, have 3 children and 8 grandchildren (all in the area). Nicks served 29 years as Lenexa’s first Parks and Recreation Director. Through his company HistoryKC.com he performs 5 first-person historical re-enactments and conducts historical bus tours to Abilene, Lawrence and around Kansas City. After serving 3 years in the US Army he earned his BA from Washburn University and a Masters of Public Administration from Kansas University. He was elected to a 4-year term on the Lenexa City Council in 2017.
2nd Vice President:
Phil is a Past LHS President and current LHS board member. He and his wife Jody live in Lenexa, have 3 children and 9 grandchildren (all in the area). Phil served 25 years in Banking. He was President of County Hill Bank for 10 years. During the years with LHS, Phil researched and designed the Old Lenexa Bandstand that was reconstructed just south of the Legler Barn. Phil help raise the money and through County Hill Bank lent LHS $100,000 to reconstruct the Legler Barn. Phil and Jody over the last five years have traveled on The Santa Fe Trail, Oregon Trail, The California Trail and Mormon Trail. Phil gives presentations to Clubs, Organizations and KU Osher Classes. Each year Phil does classes at each Lenexa Grade School with The LHS Prairie Schooner Wagon.
Lina has been LHS secretary since January 2019. She has served on the Lenexa 2030 and 2040 task forces, the Advisory Council for the Lenexa Rec Center and is secretary for the Country Hill West Homes Association. Lina worked in marketing and communications at Hallmark Cards for 33 years.
Meet the Museum Staff
Archivist & Facilitator:
Molly has been the archivist and facilitator at LHS since August, 2015. She wears many hats within the LHS Complex and created this new LHS website, including creating blog posts and maintenance. She graduated from William Jewell College in 2015 with a Bachelor’s in History and Applied Critical Thought and Inquiry, along with a minor in Japanese Area Studies. In December of 2019, she graduated with a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences with a concentration in Archiving from Emporia State University. In addition to her work at LHS, Molly is the archivist at the Overland Park Historical Society where she processes their artifact and manuscript collections. Prior to working with LHS, she interned in the archives of the Jackson County Historical Society under the mentorship of David Jackson, which was followed by a student worker position within the archives of William Jewell College.
City Concierge & Tour Guide:
Bio coming soon!
Engaged volunteers are essential to the continued success of LHS. Please consider joining our historical society family for an interesting, enriching experience while learning more about Lenexa and connecting with like-minded people.
Click HERE for opportunities and additional information.
The Lenexa Historical Society is a Non-Profit 501 (c)(3) organizations. All Donations are tax deductible.