celebrate 150: 
THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY

In 1965, Lee’s Summit celebrated its 100th birthday with a week-long Centennial Celebration. To kick-off the celebration, the “Parade of the Century” was held in June. Advertisements encouraged residents to attend and be “Livin’, Breathin’, Marchin’ Centennial Citizens.”

Remembering the Fair

Did you know Lee’s Summit, Missouri, hosted the Jackson County Fair for more than 40 years? The Fair was held in Harris Park, located at U.S. 50 and M-291 south highways, and people from all over Jackson County and beyond traveled to Lee’s Summit to exhibit prize-winning livestock, enter home-made items and goods for judging and to celebrate their agricultural…

Longview Chapel Christian Church

As Lee’s Summit celebrates its Sesquicentennial, Longview Chapel Christian Church, a community establishment with long ties and great traditions, will celebrate its 100th anniversary this year with many special events.