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Lee’s Summit History Museum

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Lee's Summit History Museum located in a WPA Post Office
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Longview exhibit at the Lee's Summit History Museum
Reenactors in front of the Border War exhibit
High School reunion tour
Lee's Summit Hospital items
LS Journal Newspapers

A repurposed 1939 WPA Post Office houses exhibits and artifacts telling the story of Lee’s Summit. Originally called “Big Cedar,” the Civil War had a lasting effect on this area. Before the war William B. Howard, the founder, negotiated with the Pacific Railroad to establish a right-of-way. In 1868 citizen’s voted to incorporate as the Town of Lee’s Summit. Permanent exhibits illustrate the impact of the Border/Civil War and agriculture on our development and growth. You can learn more about our most notorious resident, Cole Younger; see a Pat Metheny Grammy, learn about Loula Long Combs and the Longview Farm and enjoy the recreated “Vogue Theater.”  Welcome to the Historical Society of Lee’s Summit where history can be found through stories, maps, photographs and artifacts.

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Thursday   12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Friday   12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
Saturday   11:00 am — 3:00 pm
220 SW Main St.
Lee's Summit, MO 64063

Additional Information

Travelers With Disabilities Information
ADA Fully Compliant
Wheelchair Accessible
Smoking Policy
No Smoking
Activities On-site
Historic District
Activities Within 10 Miles
Biking / Walking Trails
Historic District
Winery / Vineyard
Cost Of Admission
Charges Admission
Discounts Offered
Military Discount
General Interest Info
Gift / Souvenir Shop
Open Year-round
Wi-Fi Available
Group Policy
Advance Contact Requested
Guest Reservations Needed?
Reservations Not Required
Pet Policy
Pets Allowed With Prior Approval
Types Of Payment Accepted
Personal Check