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
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.

77th annual meeting
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Social at 6:30PM     Meeting 7:00PM
118 East 6th, Emporia, Kansas

Please join us for an evening of refreshments, History Center updates, election of new Board Members and behind the scenes tours of the Museum.  The Museum's latest exhibits, "Lyon County: A to Z" and "Life Interrupted: Lyon County and the Civil War" will also open.

This will be the last Annual Meeting in the present location at 118 East 6th before the big move to 709 Commercial.  We hope you can join us.
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.