LCHS Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Saturday
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Research Library
Tuesday - Friday
9:00am - 4:00pm

Howe House
By Appointment
Saving history and telling stories since 1937
 Museum News

LCHS Executive Director, Greg Jordan reached out to BLI Rentals after a summer storm damaged a shed at the historic Richard Howe House & Welsh Farmstead.  The shed was used to store lawn mowing and outdoor equipment.

BLI Rentals provides rent-to-own services to dealers that sell outdoor structures around the country. BLI working with the  local dealer, Amish Woodwork, was able to donate a building and Amish Woodwork donated the delivery and setup of the shed to its new home.

The donated shed will house mowing and gardening equipment used to maintain a historic garden and several acres of land surrounding the Howe House. 

Thank you BLI and Amish Woodwork for your generous donations!!

Pictured left to right - Tony Hines (Amish Woodwork), J. Greg Jordan (LCHS), and Scott Strahm (BLI Re


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
-"The Why's and What's of Veteran's Day" Exhibit
-Brinkman Train Room

The "Celebrating Welsh Heritage" exhibit recently closed and a new exhibit will be opening in the next few months.  Watch for details.

Moving Forward

The 76th Annual Meeting was held February 11 at the new location of 709 Commercial.  Dave Emig and Peter Hauff, architects with Emig and Associates gave a preview of preliminary renovation plans for the new building.  2013 was exciting for LCHS with the purchase of the building and hiring Emig and Associates as architects for the project. 

New Board Members

We are pleased to welcome three new members to our 14-member board of directors.  New board members include Dorothy Blaufuss, John Kretsinger, and Barbara Schlobohm.  Their talents and time will certainly be appreciated as the staff and Board continue the task of moving into our new building. 

It is with a grateful heart we thank outgoing board member, Brian Miller for his contributions to LCHS. Brian's input and guidance was invaluable.