Join Us!

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.

Our meetings provide programs on a variety of historical topics.  We would love to have you join us!

Olathe Timeline

An overview of major events in Olathe by decade since the 1850s.

Olathe in Photos

Historic photographs in celebration of Olathe’s Sesquicentennial 1857-2007.

Saving Our Stories

A collection of oral history transcripts from longtime Olathe residents.

About OHS

Founding and mission statement of the Olathe Historical Society. 

Lesson Plans

Lesson plans to accompany the Olathe: The City Beautiful film series.

Film Series

A compelling collection of films journaling Olathe’s rich history.

Olathe – The City Beautiful

Olathe – The City Beautiful is a compelling collection of stories journaling Olathe’s rich historical heritage. The Olathe Historical Society is the sponsoring organization of the Emmy Award-winning series.

Bi-Annual Historic Homes Tour

December 10, 2022 • 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Tickets – $10 – available after Nov. 1 at The Heritage Center & Junque Drawer (cash/check)

Join us on December 10 to tour this year’s beautiful historic homes:

401 S. Harrison

233 S. Chestnut

507 W. Park

Pickering House

101 W. Cedar

Holiday Store

515 S. Chestnut

562 W. Park

320 S. Kansas Ave.


401 S. Harrison