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

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
 books reprinted
The Lyon County Historical Society is currently offering a spec
ial reprint of the publication "Our Land, A History of Lyon County Kansas".

This book was originally commissioned by the Lyon County Bice
ntennial Commission in 1976. The book was compiled by committees in several Lyon County communities who were dedicated to telling the story of Lyon County. 

You can own a copy of Our Land for $25.00.  LCHS members can purchase the book for the discounted price of $15.00.  Our Land is available for purchase in the Museum Store located at 118 E. 6th, Emporia. 

Parade viewing parties

As a thank you for being a member of the Lyon County Historical Society you have a special invite to TWO Parade Viewing Parties from our new location at 709 Commercial St. Be on the lookout in your mail box for your invitation.

For more information about becoming a member check our Membership page.

LCHS closings
The Museum and Research Library will be closed November 27-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  We will resume  regular business hour Tuesday, December 2. 
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.