LCHS Hours of Operation

January - December
Tuesday - Saturday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Research Library
January - December
Tuesday - Friday
10:00am - 4:00pm

Richard Howe House & Farmstead
January - December
By appointment OR

April - September
10:00am - 4:00pm

Tours of the Museum and Farmstead available by appointment, but must be booked at least 24 hours in advance.

Hours of operation are subject to change without notice and may be different during special events.  Please call 620.340.6310 prior to your visit. 
Saving history and telling stories since 1937
history in the making
Progress is being made at the future home of the Lyon County History Center. The demolition phase is almost complete and the construction phase has begun. Every week there is something new to see. Check back for more updates!
78th Annual meeting
Please join us on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 for the 78th Lyon County Historical Society's Annual Meeting at the Bowyer Community Building located on the Lyon County fair grounds. The evening kicks off at 5:30pm with a social hour followed by a potluck meal at 6:30pm. The main dish will be provided by Bobby D's BBQ.  Those attending are encouraged to bring a side dish. LCHS will be providing drinks, table service and dessert. 

Following the meal, a short business meeting will be conducted. Meeting will include LCHS news, changes to LCHS By-Laws vote, and election of new Board Members.

Please click the following link to view the proposed changes to the by-laws. LCHS_By-Laws_Rev10-2015.pdf
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The evening will end with the program, "Building a Dream" that will highlight the renovation process of 709 Commercial.

"Captured Images"
"The 1011th Quartermaster Company Army Reserve - A Story of Service Throughout the Years"
"Remembrance Wall"
"Brinkman Train Room
Prairie Passage Maquettes

Memberships are available for purchase at any time.  Dues help with exhibits, educational programs, special events and collection and archival preservation.  To become a member check our Membership page TODAY!

call for photos
Looking ahead to future exhibits we are beginning the process of collecting photos about weather.  Kansans know all too well how the weather can change from day to day. One of the first temporary exhibits to be featured in the location will focus on Kansas weather and weather related events in Lyon County and the area.

If you have photos related to any aspect of weather please send them our way. We are looking for any type of weather event during the past 100+ years.
oral histories
To listen to oral histories from the Las Colonias de Emporia project, please click here.