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Lyon County Museum Research Center and Archives


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Lyon County Museum Research Center and Archives The archives house one of the state's largest collections of letters, diaries, and local newspapers, dating from Lyon County's early settlement to the present. There are more than 25 scrapbooks alphabetized by family name that cover more than 100 years of newspaper clippings about births, deaths, marriages, honors and activities of Lyon County families.

It is an excellent source for genealogists and historians.


Admission: Free, donations appreciated.
Hours: January - December Tuesday - Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
Address: 225 East 6th
Phone: 620-340-6320
Our Email: lycoarciv@osprey.net
Our Website:lyoncountyhistoricalsociety.org

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