The Overland Park Historical Society is dedicated to identifying and preserving the history of Overland Park, Kansas, and the surrounding area. We maintain a large collection of historic photographs, artifacts, and documents which are kept at the society headquarters located in the Strang Carriage House in Santa Fe Commons. These resources, as well as a variety of books, postcards, video tapes, and other souvenirs available for purchase are all open to the public. Our hours of operation are:
The OPHS is looking for retail space to house our future museum exhibits and artifacts. If you or someone you know has vacant retail space that we could use on a temporary basis please contact the historical society.
We are looking to temporarily provide a place where the public can view our collection of historic exhibits, artifacts and documents of Overland Park. This will give the community an opportunity to see what they can expect to find in our future museum and help raise funds for the museum.
The ideal space will allow the historical society to license the space for free or for a discounted fee. For details on how licensing can work for you and the benefits of licensing to a nonprofit organization, please see our blog about it under the 'News' tab.
Please sign our petition to save our historic buildings. Click on the 'Save Downtown History' tab at the top of the page and let the city know we want our historic buildings exempt from Vision Metcalf. Thank you for your support.
We invite you to join with us in researching and preserving the history of our community by becoming a member of the Overland Park Historical Society. Your membership dues help continue the effort to develop and maintain our historical library and archives, provide community programs, and preserve local history.
Members also receive a bi-monthly newsletter, a discount when purchasing items at the Strang Carriage House, and opportunities to participate in special events from time to time.