OVERLAND PARK HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Founded September 30, 1994.
The mission of the Overland Park Historical Society is to collect, preserve, research, exhibit, and educate the public about the history of the region of Overland Park, Kansas, and the surrounding area from prehistoric times to the present. The Society focuses on publishing documents and videos as well as providing historical information and programs.
In September 1998 it began its occupancy of the Strang Carriage House. The City of Overland Park renovated the building, and members of the Overland Park Historical Society raised money and donated many hours of labor to finish and furnish the interior. The limestone structure, built ca. 1910 housed the personal vehicles and chauffer of William Strang, the founder of Overland Park. It is staffed by volunteers at scheduled hours.
Members of The Board of Directors are nominated from and elected by the general membership. The Board of Directors elects the society’s officers from the membership of the Board of Directors.
2017 Board of Directors Committee Chairs
President: Brad Moore Acquisitions: Glenda Darner
1st Vice President: Suzee Oberg Book Club: Pat Crabtree
2nd Vice President: Florent Wagner Club Communications: Twila Alvarez
Recording Secretary: Mary Joyce Directory: David Comer
Corresponding Secretary: Peggy Ogan Lee Education: Florent Wagner
Treasurer: David Comer Fundraising: Twila Alvarez
Directors: Twila Alvarez, Michael Chafin Grants: Florent Wagner
Patricia Crabtree, Glenda Darner, Heritage Center: Brad Moore
Craig Dillavou, Lisa Foitle, Alice Hawk Historic Resources: Linda Hanson
Janet Noonen, Ann Ogden Membership: Brad Moore
Glenda Darner Newsletter/Photography: Brad Moore
Programs: Florent Wagner
Publicity/Social Media: Brad Moore
Real Estate: David Comer
Social: Janet Noonen
Telephone: Twila Alvarez
Need to contact us? Our email is info@ophistorical. net
Overland Park Historical Society 8045 Santa Fe Drive, Overland Park, KS 66204 913.381.8867