Rescue, Restore, Illuminate.



The LUMI Neon Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit on a mission to rescue, restore, preserve, and display vintage neon from Greater Kansas City businesses in a permanent museum setting where they will entertain, inform and educate locals and visitors alike. Every sign has a story. We intend to tell each one.

The LUMI Neon Museum looks forward to opening in 2024 at Pennway Point, 2435 Jefferson St, Kansas City, MO 64111

Meanwhile, we continue to build relationships with various art and historic entities such as museums, local art councils, developing art districts and supportive local businesses. 

Become a Friend of LUMI and we’ll keep you posted on our latest museum plans and developments, as well as tell you about newly acquired signs, affiliations and more.

It seems like this number changes daily. To date, we have rescued more than 97 signs, more than 60 of which have been restored, and received commitments to restore three more.

Here are three ways you can help The LUMI Neon Museum: 

1: Help us find and rescue vintage neon. If you know of a sign in need (of a good home, or rescue,) contact us at

2: Take an active role in the restoration and preservation of a sign with your financial sponsorship. Wherever it is displayed, you’ll get the credit. If you are interested in sponsoring a LUMI sign, speak directly and confidentially with a senior LUMI board member here.

3: Donate today! Contact us at or donate through our GoFundMe page.

Yes. The LUMI Neon Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax-deductible contributions not only help preserve and display these vintage signs, but also help educate the public about the business they promoted and their contributions to Kansas City area commerce.

All donated funds go to sign rescue, restoration and re-installation. Our board is a working board; our time is volunteered; none are paid a salary.