The Lyon County History Center and Historical Society Board of Trustees have made the difficult decision to remain closed to the public until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Staff and Trustees will continue to monitor local, state and federal government agencies for updates and will evaluate reopening to the public on a regular basis. All events, programs and rentals have also been cancelled and donations of artifacts and archival materials have been suspended during the closure. The Lyon County History Center has always been committed to the well-being of our visitors, volunteers, staff and community. Staff and Trustees believe this decision was imperative to lessen the duration and severity of COVID-19.
While the world adjusts to this new normal, staff will be working to create virtual experiences using the Center’s social media platforms, researching future exhibits and research inquires, continue care for the artifacts and archival materials that tell the story of Lyon County and other museum related tasks. If you need assistance you can reach staff by calling 620-340-6310, Facebook or explorelyoncounty.org.
We encourage the continued use of protective measures to keep you, your family, co-workers, friends, and fellow Lyon County residents healthy. Remember to wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; avoid touching your eyes, mouth or nose; use a tissue or crook of your arm when sneezing or coughing; and practice social distancing by maintaining six feet of personal space and avoiding groups of more than 10 people.
As history has often shown us, we may not know if we did too much, but we will certainly know if we did too little. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this challenging time. The staff and Trustees wish you and your family good health and we will see you soon.
The Lyon County History Center is located at 711 Commercial, Emporia. For more information, visitexplorelyoncounty.org.