In celebration of Historic Preservation Month, the Lee’s Summit Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) will host two events for the public to attend in May dedicated to our community’s rich and vibrant heritage.
The first event is titled, “Lest we Forget … Dr. Pleasant Lea” is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 18, at the Gamber Center, 4 SE Independence Ave. Attendees will be able to learn about the life and times of the Lea family in Jackson County, including Dr. Lea’s assassination, his connection to ‘Billy the Kid,’ Pat Garrett, and the Lincoln County War in New Mexico. There will be carriage rides from the Gamber Center to Dr. Lea’s gravesite in the Lee’s Summit Historical Cemetery. The event cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children