Donating an Artifact
The Lyon County Historical Society strives to collect objects and materials that illuminate the ordinary and extraordinary stories of our past and present. These materials can serve multiple purposes, including museum exhibition, intellectual research and study, historic preservation, and educational programming.
The Society’s purpose is to be the stewards of these collections on behalf of the public trust, a duty that we take very seriously.
If you have an item that tells a story about the people, places, and organizations of Lyon County, please let us know about it.
For item(s) accepted, you will sign a gift agreement form that legally transfers ownership of the item(s) into the possession of the museum.
Item(s) formally accepted into the collection will be accessioned and cataloged. Please note: the Society cannot promise when, where, or how your item may be exhibited in the future.
As the county historical society for Lyon County, we strive to collect objects and materials from each of our communities.