About Us

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.

Eye-catching exhibits enhance the visitors understanding of the importance of rural and village communities in the county’s development.

The center piece of the museum’s collection is the Schwan’s Dairy Lunch Counter, a real 1950’s ice cream and soda fountain counter. The cabin was dismantled and then reassembled inside the museum building.

The Museum is open year around.

For more information, special exhibits and museum hours, about the Lyon County Museum call 507-537-6580.

Phone: (507) 537-6580
Email: director@lyoncomuseum.org