The Sikh community in Kansas City dates from
the 1960s. The community was formed with only five families
and originally met every Sunday in the homes of members. The
community continued to operate out of private homes until
1978, when members began renting buildings on Sundays in order
to accommodate the expansion of their community. Finally,
in 1989, the Kansas City Sikhs completed a gurdwara (Sikh
place of worship), where they continue to worship today.