Not for Profit Heritage/Preservation Organizations or Museums 

Not for Profit Heritage/Preservation Organizations or Museums

  • The Museum of Deaf History, Arts and Culture

    Our museum offers an opportunity to learn about the rich heritage and experience of being Deaf.  We are a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation, we offer group tours and special events by appointment.  Admission and parking is free, though donations are greatly appreciated.

  • Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area

    Freedom’s Frontier began as a grassroots effort of people just like you, who were concerned about our landscape. They understood that we have an important, nationally significant story to share about shaping the frontier, the Missouri-Kansas Border War and the enduring struggle for freedom. Join us in our efforts in helping to interpret history that helped shape a nation.

  • Gardner Historical Museum, Inc.

    The Gardner Historical Museum invites you to join us in preserving the rich history of Gardner, Kansas and southwest Johnson County by becoming a member of the Museum.

  • Kansas City Area Historical Trails Association

    Our goal is to educate the public to the historical significance of the trails as they traversed through the Greater Kansas City area.  The country was developed on this basic form of transportation.  Each trail with its own importance; Santa Fe Trail was a trail of commerce.  Oregon Trail was a route of emigrants to discover new territory. California Trail went west to find “gold”. Lewis and Clark to find a primary water route that would link the east to the west.

  • Leawood Historic Commission

    The purpose of the Historic Commission is to identify, protect and preserve the historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Leawood, Kansas, and to make that heritage accessible to its citizens for their use and education through appropriate means.

  • Lenexa Historical Society

    Mission Statement
    To be an essential part of Lenexa by preserving and promoting its story, and to be relevant within the community through involvement and education.

    Vision Statement
    Preserving, promoting, and presenting the story of Lenexa.

  • Mahaffie Historical Farm and Stagecoach Stop

    Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop & Farm invites visitors of all ages to discover a working 1860s farm with horses, chickens, sheep, and other livestock. You and your family can engage in some of the activities that were a part of daily life for the Mahaffie family and their neighbors. Mahaffie is open year round, activities and admission vary by day and by season.

  • Mid-America Nazarene University

    We are a Christian university that nurtures Christlike community, pursues academic excellence and cultivates a passion to serve. These commitments are rooted in three of our most enduring values.

  • Missouri River Outfitters (SFTA Chapter)

    The mission of the Santa Fe Trail Association is to protect and preserve the Santa Fe Trail and to promote awareness of the historical legacy associated with it. The Santa Fe Trail Association’s purposes are exclusively charitable and educational within the meaning of Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Monticello Community Historic Society

    The Monticello Community Historical Society is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and celebration of the history and heritage of the Monticello Township community in Johnson County, Kansas.

  • Overland Park Historical Society

    The mission of the Overland Park Historical Society is to collect,    preserve, research, exhibit, and educate the public about the history of the region of Overland Park, Kansas and the surrounding areas.

  • Olathe Historical Society

    The purpose of the Olathe Historical Society is to create interest in the history of Olathe, to bring together people interested in that history and to discover, collect and preserve material and sites which help to illustrate the history of the area.

  • Shawnee Mission Indian Historical Society

    Shawnee Mission, like many other missions, was established as a manual training school attended by boys and girls from Shawnee, Delaware, and other Indian nations from 1839 to 1862. Visit this 12-acre National Historic Landmark and learn the stories of those who lived there.

  • Stilwell Community Organization, Inc.

    The Stilwell Community Organization is a non-profit organization devoted to the betterment of the Stilwell, Kansas community.  A focus of the organization is to help foster a community spirit that makes Stilwell a wonderful place to live and raise a family.

  • Trails Head (OCTA Chapter)

    The early 19th Century towns of Independence and Westport began as “jumping off” points from the Missouri River, serving several historic trails and routes for emigrant, commerce and military purposes. Through education, preservation and historical markers the trail comes to life through densely populated and diverse communities. We invite you to drive, hike or bike our many trail corridors; (Oregon, California, Santa Fe, Lewis &Clark, and the Military Road,) from city to prairie on your westward journey.

  • DeSoto Historical Society

  • Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center

    The Johnson County Museum is located inside the Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center. Museum Hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday – Saturday. The Museum is closed Sunday and major holidays.

  • Legler Barn

    The Legler Barn contains the main Lenexa History Museum. The barn was built in 1864 by Swiss immigrant, Adam Legler, and was originally located at 95th and Quivera, but was relocated due to commercial building in the area in the 1970’s. The Legler Barn is a part of the Lenexa Historical Complex, which shares the history of Lenexa through the display of artifacts and information preserved by the Lenexa Historical Society. At the complex you can find the Legler Barn, Strang Line Wait Station, and the Frisco Trail Depot Museum, along with its Caboose and a volunteer run Herb Garden. All of these historic buildings are located within the lovely Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park.