February 25, 2023

To honor black history the Lee’s Summit History Museum has a special display on two historic gentlemen, Tom Bass and Reverend Samuel Lewis.

Tom Bass, a celebrated horseman, worked with Loula Long Combs and her manager Dave Smith at Longview Farm and the American Royal Horse Show in KC.

Reverend Samuel Lewis and his wife Emma lived for many years at 310 Wilson in Lee’s Summit where he became a leader in the African American community.

Visit the museum to learn more about these two distinguished gentlemen. The History Museum is located at 220 SW Main Street in downtown Lee’s Summit. Currently the museum is open 12-2 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free for members and children 12 and younger. Admission of $5 for others includes an escorted tour or time to tour on your own.