LCHS Hours of Operation

Museum
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

May - September
Friday
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!
Research Center closed
In preparation for our upcoming move to the new Lyon County History Center the research center will be closed to researchers. 

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Research requests may be emailed to lchsresearchcenter@gmail.com and will be addressed as time allows. We will be back with you soon at the new Lyon County History Center!

Happy researching!

Grant awarded to LCHS
Many thanks to the St. Patrick's Committee for awarding us $4,400!  These funds will pay for books and two tablets for our new Kidz Discovery Zone at our future home at 709 Commercial Street. Funds will also be used to pay for resource books to plan age appropriate activities in the zone. The generosity of the St. Patrick's Committee and so many other has been humbling and very much appreciated!
Exhibits
"Captured Images"
"Las Colonias de Emporia: Stories from the Latino Community"  OPENS MAY 7, 2016
"Brinkman Train Room

memberships
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!

Exhibit opening
The Lyon County History Center's latest exhibit will open to the public on Saturday, May 7, 2016. "Las Colonias de Emporia: Stories from the Latino Community" will explore the life, culture and traditions of Latino Americans living in Emporia and Lyon County.

This project is part of "Latino Americans: 500 Years of History," a special initiative supported by the Kansas Humanities Council, National Endowment for the Humanities, and the American Library Association. 

oral histories
To listen to oral histories from the Las Colonias de Emporia project, please click here.
LCHS Hours of Operation

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

Research Center
Temporarily closed in preparation of move to new location.

Research requests may be mailed to 225 E. 6th, Emporia 66801 or emailed to the following address lchsresearchcenter@gmail.com.

Richard Howe House & Farmstead
January-December
By appointment only.

Tours of the Museum and Farmstead are available by appointment, but must be booked at least one week in advance. Please call 620.340.6310 to book your next tour.

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.