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

April - 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
 Model railroad display

Stop by the 709 Commercial St location to view the model railroad display created by the Emporia Railroad Club.

Viewing hours are Saturday 12:00PM to 5:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM to 4:00PM. 
 
annual memberships

2015 is just around the corner and that means it's time to renew your annual membership to the Lyon County Historical Society.  Your membership dues help us offer exhibits, educational programs, special events and collection preservation.  For more information about becoming a member check our Membership page.

LCHS holiday Hours
The Museum and Research Library will observe the following holiday hours:
December 24 - Close at 1:00PM
December 25 & 26 - Closed All Day
December 31 - Close at 1:00PM
January 1 & 2, 2015 - Closed All Day 

From all of us to all of you HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Exhibits
Stop by the museum during our regular business hours to view our current exhibits. 

- "A Knight in Emporia, Tall Tales of Sir Orville Watson Mosher, Jr." Exhibt
-"Life Interrupted: Lyon County and the Civil War " Exhibit
-Brinkman Train Room


new exhibit
The LCHS Museum is proud to present the exhibit, "Life Interrupted: Lyon County and the Civil War." Life was interrupted for thousands of men when the call went out for able-bodied males to serve in Kansas regiments during the Civil War.  Male residents of Breckinridge, later renamed Lyon County, answered that call.  These men left their homes, families and jobs to become “boys in blue”.

The exhibit will examine life in Lyon County prior to 1861, the battles local men fought and died in, and post war migration to Lyon County. In addition to Civil War artifacts and biographies of local men who served, two rare Civil War battle flags will also be on display.  The exhibit will run through May 30, 2015.