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Events

  • From May 29, 2018 6:30 pm until May 29, 2018 8:00 pm
    At 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    Tuesday May 29 @ 6:30pm Lyon County Historical Society Executive Director, Jennifer Andries, will present on The Pioneers of Lyon County on Tuesday, May 29 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The program starts at 6:30pm. With Lyon County’s sesquicentennial coming up in 2020, learn about the establishment of Lyon County and what life was like for the early pioneers. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org
  • From May 22, 2018 6:30 pm until May 22, 2018 8:00 pm
    At 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    Tuesday May 22 @ 6:30pm Dr. Mary Jones, Director of Extended Learning & Academic Outreach at SMSU, will present on Tenement Life for the Immigrants in New York City, 1890s on Tuesday, May 22 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The program starts at 6:30pm. Over 23 million immigrants came to America between 1881 and the mid 1920’s. Life in America was a hard life for most immigrants in a city filled with overcrowding, crime, disease and gritty reality. Dr. Mary Jones will explore the life of families in the tenements as documented through the photography of Jacob Riis. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org
  • From May 19, 2018 1:00 pm until May 19, 2018 4:00 pm
    At 301 W Lyon St, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    Victorian Social Media and Tea is on Saturday, May 19 from 1:00-4:00 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. Discover how friends and family connected within their social networks in the late 1800’s. Free activities include personalizing a calling card and hand fan while learning inside secret messages you can send using them, personalizing a postcard, along with tea and desserts. For more information, please contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org
  • From May 15, 2018 6:30 pm until May 15, 2018 8:00 pm
    At 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    Tuesday May 15 @ 6:30pm Author Scott Thoma will present on the 50th Anniversary of the Tracy Tornado on Tuesday, May 15 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The program starts at 6:30pm. Copies of his book, Out of the Blue, will be available for purchase. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org On June 13, 1968, the first F5 tornado ever recorded in Minnesota struck the town of Tracy around 7 p.m. Nine people were killed and over 100 injured. Scott Thoma’s book, Out of the Blue, is a true story about two sisters and their miraculous survival of one of the most powerful tornadoes in Minnesota history.
  • From May 14, 2018 6:30 pm until May 14, 2018 8:00 pm
    At 301 W Lyon St, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    Collector Ellen Radel will present on her collection and the history of Little Golden Books on Monday, May 14 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The program starts at 6:30pm. Ellen has the largest collection of the Little Golden Books in the Midwest with over a 1000 titles. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org
  • From May 07, 2018 6:30 pm until May 07, 2018 8:00 pm
    At 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    Author Richard (Dick) V. Punchard will present his book, G.A.R. Grand Army of the Republic: Minnesota Department, on Monday, May 7 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The program starts at 6:30pm. Copies of the book will be available for purchase. The program is free and light refreshments will be served. For more information, please contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org G.A.R. Grand Army of the Republic: Minnesota Department is an illustrated 90 year history book of the G.A.R. in Minnesota starting in 1866 and ending in 1956. The G.A.R. was a fraternal organization formed by and for the veterans of the American Civil War.
  • From Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am until Apr 28, 2018 3:00 pm
    At 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
  • From Mar 01, 2018 6:42 pm until Jun 01, 2018 8:42 pm
    At 301 West Lyon Street, Marshall, MN 56258, USA Categories: Lyon County Historical Society
    The traveling exhibit, Boys in Blue: The Grand Army of the Republic, A Civil War Veterans’ Organization opens March 1 at the Lyon County Museum, 301 W Lyon St, Marshall. The exhibit runs until June 1. The traveling exhibit was organized by the Siouxland Heritage Museums, Sioux Falls, SD.
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