Monticello Community Historical Society
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The Society was chartered on December 8, 1988 as a 501(C)3 not-for-profit organization and was incorporated as Monticello Community Historical Society Inc. on February 19, 1999. MCHS is dedicated to the appreciation, preservation, and celebration of the history and heritage of the Monticello Community in Johnson County, Kansas.
MCHS publishes quarterly newsletters; has regularly scheduled meetings with history related programs, which are always open to the public; stages local historical re-enactments, and sponsors field trips for members and the community.
As outlined in the MCHS Constitution - The purpose of this society shall be to bring together those people interested in history, and especially in the history of the Monticello Community. Understanding the history of our community is basic to our democratic way of life, gives us a better understanding of our state and nation, and promotes a better appreciation of our American Heritage.
In 1999 MCHS received ownership of the former Monticello Township fire station at Floyd Cline Hall (83rd and Gleason). It is now known as the Monticello Historical Station at Floyd Cline Hall, where meetings and activities are held for both members and the public.
2017 Events Return to Top
Location at Monticello Historical Station 23860 W 83rd Lenexa Kansas if not listed otherwise.
Saturday, January 14 10am-1pm. Kansas Day Celebration at the Johnson County Resource Library.
Thursday, February 9 7pm. “Cowboys & Clerics” by John Burchill who is sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council.
Thursday, February 18 11am-1pm. President’s Day Soup Luncheon. Suggested $5.00 donation. Don Gillett will play the hammered dulcimer.
Thursday, March 9 6:30pm. Chili Contest & Potluck Kitchen Fundraiser. After dinner, Merv Haeberle will share with us part of his model airplane collection.
Thursday, April 13 7pm. “Robert Williams an Early Monticello Settler” by Bill Hawkins and "Historic Trails in the Area" by Ross Marshall.
Friday, April 21 2pm-7pm Mulch and Plant Fundraiser.
Saturday, April 22 8am-1pm Mulch and Plant Fundraiser.
Saturday, May 6 8am-11am Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale - Fundraiser.
Thursday, May 11 7pm. “Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail” by Leo Oliva sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council.
NO GENERAL MEETINGS JUNE, JULY & AUGUST
Thursday, June 15. Field Trip to Weston, Missouri.
Thursday, September 14 7pm. “Foam on the Range” by Isaias McCaffery sponsored by Kansas Humanities Council.
Thursday, October 12 7pm. “The Collective Memories of Kansas City” by Steve Noll.
Sunday, October 15. Field Trip to Watkins Mill near Excelsior Springs, Missouri.
Saturday, October 28 8am-11am. Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale Fundraiser.
Saturday, October 28. Historical Hauntings at Shawnee Town 1929.
Thursday, November 9 7pm. “What They Wore - The American Doughboy in WWI” by Charlie Pautler.
Thursday, December 14 6:30pm. Annual Meeting, Potluck and Ornament Exchange.