The Lincoln County Historical Society was organized in 1940 to collect and preserve historical material from the area and to promote the heritage of Lincoln County and its citizens.
The main museum provides exhibits, programs, and educational tours. Winter Hours are Wednesday 1 to 4 p.m., Thursday 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. by donation. Donations go towards upkeep and improvement of the museum. Tours also available by appointment, please call 785-493-3003.
The LCHS Museum complex also includes the Kyne House and the Topsy School. The Kyne House is built of native post rock limestone by Timothy Kyne in 1885. Two additions have been added to make a large area for exhibits. His wife Bridget saved herself and her daughter during the May 30, 1869 Dog Soldier Indian raid by hiding her child and herself under trees on the river bank. The Topsy School was a one-room elementary school moved from Elkhorn Township.
Another addition to the museum experience is the Marshall-Yohe house located on 216 S 2nd St. It was built in 1885 and is an excellent example of a Queen Anne Victorian house. It contains many fine antiques and original furnishings. It was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places in 2001. Tours by appointment. Call 785-493-3003.
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