Please Support the Lyon County Historical Society

Building blocks in the children's area

Wooden building blocks in the children’s area

Ways to Give

For 80 years, the Lyon County Historical Society (the parent organization of the Lyon County History Center) has explored, collected, and shared the history of Lyon County and the surrounding area.  You can help make history by becoming a member, sharing your stories and participating in this inspiring Lyon County adventure! By getting involved you will help sustain our work for years to come.


Annual memberships are the heart of our financial and support foundation.  Fee collected help as maintain and care for our collections, offer educational programming and create new and exciting exhibits

Enjoy these members-only perks!

  • Free admission to Exhibit Hall
  • Receive the newsletter – “The Story Teller”
  • Discounts or free admission to special programs
  • Advance ticket sales to events
  • Discount in the Winter Emporium store
  • Invitation to Members-Only Events
  • Opportunity to join museum support groups
  • And much much more!

Seven Membership Levels to choose from:

Student $10
Individual $30
Family $50
Explorer $100
Story Teller $500
History Keeper $1,000

To become a member today print and mail the Membership Form found below along with your payment to:

Lyon County Historical Society
711 Commercial Street
Emporia, Kansas 66801

2018 Membership Form


Artifact Donation

Help us to piece together the stories and events that have shaped Lyon County and the surrounding area.  Each day, new artifacts and documents are added to the collection and research center through the generosity of individuals and businesses.  These donations help the Society fulfill its mission as the county’s chief interpreter and repository of local history.

Due to the volume of materials offered to the Society, it cannot accept materials without first evaluating each item to be donated. This evaluation is necessary to maintain a collection that is conserved properly.  The Society has developed a procedure for accepting new materials for the collections and archives.  When developing this procedure best practices, space limitations and other key factors were taken into consideration.  For more information contact the Curator at 620.340.6310

Financial Donation

Your financial gifts assist us in bringing our dream of a vibrant, interactive museum to life.  Please visit with the Executive Director to learn more about planned and corporate giving.

Time and Energy Donation

Lend us your skills and talents! We need your help in the following areas:

Oral History
Special Events
Docent/Tour Guide
Educational Programming
Historical Performers

To volunteer call Lisa Soller: 620.340.6314