Lyon County Museum
"Making Lyon County Home"
Join us for a behind the scenes tour of the Lyon County Museum 2nd Floor Exhibit, "Making Lyon County Home" directed by
Museum Executive Director, Jennifer Andries.
The Lyon County Historical Society has been named as a 2018 recipient of a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage Grant in the amount of $265,585 for the fabrication and installation of the Lyon County Museum’s 2nd floor exhibit gallery, “Making Lyon County Home”. The grants are awarded annually by the Minnesota Historical Society and are made possible by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund of the Clean Water, Land, and Legacy Amendment.
The total cost of the “Making Lyon County Home” project is just over $400,000 and a local match of over $144,000 was a key component for the success of the Legacy Grant application. The local match came from contributions from Lyon County, all eleven municipalities in the county, several townships, many of the major businesses in the county as well as numerous individual contributions.
“Making Lyon County Home” will be on the 2nd floor of the LCHS Museum and will contain contemporary, fully immersive exhibits from 1945 to present day. It will be a space that will enhance the senses, exhibit everyday moments, and explore the extraordinary growth of Lyon County. “There are many unique and moving stories from the past 70 years in Lyon County,” said Jennifer Andries, Executive Director. “The new exhibit gallery will be a fantastic venue to share those stories, photographs, and artifacts.” Museology Museum Services of Minneapolis will be hired to lead and develop the exhibit gallery.
Thank you to the Sleep Inn for sponsoring the 2020 - 2021
Marshall Area Young Professional events!