Wornall/Majors House Museums is powered by individuals.

Receiving no federal or state tax dollars, individuals have always been crucial to the preservation of our two historic sites.

In 1930, Louisa Johnston, great-granddaughter of Alexander Majors, bought the Majors House on her small teacher’s salary with a dream of preserving history for the future.

In the 1960s, individual members of the Jackson County Historical Society contributed toward the purchase of the Wornall House for the same purpose.

In 2011, the goals of the two historic homes converged, becoming the Wornall/Majors House Museums. The two constants were the power of individual gifts and the dedication to telling the story of mid-nineteenth century history in Kansas City.

The Wornall/Majors Legacy Society is a way to make the power of a financial gift last far beyond the measure of one’s lifetime, just as we remember people like Louisa Johnston today.

Please consider supporting Wornall/Majors by making a deferred planned gift as part of your estate plan – a legacy of giving that will help ensure our ability to educate future generations about a crucial time in American history that shaped its future forever.

Legacy Society Members

Roots (Gifts Received)

Bob & Ann Closser
Dr. Bruce Prince-Joseph
Adelaide Ward

Branches (Gifts Pledged)

Julie Johnson
Janet Kelley
Day Kerr

If you have already included Wornall/Majors House Museums in your will or planned gift, please let us know by email sbaderking@wornallmajors.org so that we can honor you as a member of our Legacy Society.