Member / Basehor Historical Museum Society

Member / Basehor Historical Museum Society

Basehor Historical Museum Society
2812 N. 155th St.
Basehor, KS 66007

(913) 724-4022

The Basehor Historical Museum Society was chartered in 1984. But even prior to 1984, a group of area residents with an interest in area history began to collect and disseminate information and artifacts. In its beginning, those artifacts were displayed in area businesses. Then 26 years later through the generous donation of real estate, a building donated to house artifacts, money and time, our museum opened on October 4, 2008.

In addition to its many exhibits over the last 12 plus years, the Society has held and sponsored numerous events and programs to include Christmas Homes Tours, Ladies Teas, hosting a Christmas Open House each year with Santa, the Festival of Trees and Holiday Market; we have participated in Dairy Days, raised funds and managed the many details in relocating the Reuben Basehor Library to the Basehor City Park, conducted the Farmers’ Market, and a host of demonstrations over the years. We’ve conducted research for various families and others seeking information; we host the 3rd graders each year as they visit and study the history of their community at the museum. Prior to Covid, we conducted etiquette classes for young people and a May Day Craft event.

We are funded solely through donations, memberships, small grants, and our own fund raising efforts. We are currently conducting a shoe drive that will not only raise funds for the museum but will also aid families in underprivileged countries. Our volunteers are few but are committed to preserving the history of Basehor and Leavenworth County and providing exhibits and programs that will engage the Basehor community. We invite other volunteers to join us in the effort. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

New artifacts are welcome and accepted based on their significance, use and history to Basehor and Leavenworth County. Currently, new exhibits include a toy exhibit and a fishing lures exhibit.

Hours of operation:
Due to covid, we are currently open on Saturdays only, 9am – 2pm.

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

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