Johnson County Archives
County Admin. Bldg., 111 S. Cherry, Olathe, KS, 913-764-8484
Documents relating to the westward migration. Johnson County and the railroads.
Johnson County Library
9875 W. 87th, Overland Park, KS, 913-495-2400
Local history and genealogy collection features books, newspaper clippings, maps and electronic resources.
Johnson County Museum of History
6305 Lackman Road, Shawnee, KS, 913-631-6709
Interactive exhibits and restored 1950s Model House reflecting the community from 1820 to present. Hours 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-4:30 p.m. Sun.
Lanesfield School Historic Site
18745 S. Dillie Road, Edgerton, KS, 913-893-6645
One-room school built in 1869 which served as mail stop on Sante Fe Trail. National Register of Historic Places. Hours 1-5 p.m. Tues-Sun. Free admission.
Legler Barn Museum
14907 W. 87th, Sar-Ko-Par Trails Park, Lenexa, KS, 913-492-0038
Historic stone barn, railroad depot, caboose, museum on the history of Lenexa. Hours 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tues., Thurs.-Sat.; 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Wed. 1-4 p.m., Sun. Free admission.
Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm
1100 Kansas City Road, Olathe, KS, 913-782-6972
Farm established in 1858. Existing home was built in 1865 and used as a stagecoach stop on the Sante Fe Trail. Tours year round except January.
Old Shawnee Town
57th and Cody Sts., Shawnee, KS, 913-248-2360
A re-created pioneer town features colorful area history dating back to 1843. Hours noon to 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; closed Sunday and Monday and mid-December to January 31.
Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau
Shawnee Indian Mission State Historic Site
3403 W. 53rd and Mission Rd., Fairway, KS, 913-262-0867
Established in 1839 by Rev. Thomas Johnson as mission school for Indian children. Hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tues.-Sat.; 1-5 p.m. Sun. Free admission.
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