Ensor Park & Museum Events


The museum is open to the public from 1-5 PM every Saturday and Sunday in May, June, September, and October. For group tours outside the regular hours, please submit a request via the “Contact” form in the “About” menu.

June 4, 81st anniversary of Marshall Ensor and the 1940 Paley Amateur Radio Award

Special Event to recognize the achievement of Marshall, who was presented the 1940 Paley Amateur Radio Award at a gala luncheon in NYC on June 2, 1941.

June 25-26, ARRL Field Day

Amateur radio operators will make contact with other “hams” around the world in this 24-hour event starting at 1 PM CDT. One station will be available for visitors to “get on the air.”

September 10, Loretta Ensor Special Operating Event

The Santa Fe Trail ARC will conduct the Loretta Ensor Memorial operating event at theĀ Ensor Park and Museum, Olathe, KS, on Saturday, September 10, 2022, from 10 AM til 3 PM CDT. This event commemorates Loretta’s death on September 7, 1991, 31 years ago. OMs and YLs are invited to come out to the museum and make contacts with other hams around the country (and maybe even DX) from the famous radio room in the Ensor Farmhouse, the site from which originated the “Radio by Radio” transmissions and from which Marshall and Loretta Ensor made many historic and momentous radio contacts.

The Ensor Museum will be open to the public for tours from 1 PM to 5 PM. Bring your family and friends to enjoy the museum while you operate (a control operator will be present so an amateur radio license is not required). Tours are offered free of charge, but donations are always appreciated and help to support the preservation of the museum.The Ensor Park and Museum is located at 18995 W 183rd St, Olathe, KS, 66062. It is open to the public every Saturday and Sunday, 1-5PM,

October 29, JCRAC Ensor Auction

Lots of ham radio gear will be auctioned off. The festivities include a Raffle and a Food Truck. Don’t forget to tour the Ensor Museum while you are there.