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Lyon County Museum The Lyon County Historical Museum is located at 301 West Lyon Street in downtown Marshall.

Explore Lyon County's rich and varied history dates back to its earliest known inhabitants, the Sisseton branch of the Dakota Sioux nation. 

Lyon County was organized in 1870 in Lynd. Two years later a land grant to the railroad changed the county seat to Marshall. The Historical Society showcases the history of the entire county, from its land grant beginning to today.
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Marshall Pictures
Pictures of Marshall's Buildings of the past and the Flood. Slide show on Google - Click Here
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Museum Tours We offer tours for all ages by appointment.

- School groups - Senior Citizens - Class Reunions - Study Clubs - Family Reunions
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The Camden Vase The Story of The Camden “Vase”
By George Chamberlain
Lynd, Minn.

The story of one of the interesting pieces of Indian pottery so far found in Minnesota begins with the early life of a pioneer school girl in Lyon County, Minnesota.  This country is in the southwestern part of the state in which the famous pipestone quarries are located.
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The Museum



Our Directors

The museum is governed by a board of directors that consists of 9 members.

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Museum Membership

Become a member of the Lyon County Museum and enjoy many valuable benefits throughout the year.

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Future Plans

The Lyon County Historical Society exists to preserve and to present to future generations the history of the county and area. To accomplish this we operate a museum located in downtown Marshall and have small auxiliary buildings located on the grounds of the West Side Elementary School and the Lyon County fairgrounds. We have outgrown the present museum site so are presently in search of a larger permanent home that will allow us to program exhibits for children and adults. For example, we would like space to put our 1950’s style soda fountain back into action as an actual working display and to have classroom space available for school, club and other organizations to use as they learn about history here in Southwest Minnesota. Any and all help in obtaining a new facility would be very much appreciated.

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