Who are the Lyon County Historical Society Volunteers?

There are no “typical” volunteers. They are men and women of all ages and from all walks of life, who volunteer for a variety of reasons – to learn, to make new friends, to share their love of history, or just to devote time to a good cause.  But one thing is constant – a desire to preserve and interpret Lyon County history, so that future generations can better understand their past and present.

Here are just a few of the ways that you can spend your time volunteering at LCHS:

Guest Services Desk: Volunteers at the guest services desk greet museum visitors; monitor and visit with museum visitors; serve ice cream; point of sale transactions for ice cream and gift shop sales; light cleaning tasks; and small projects at the desk.

Research Assistants: Volunteers will help LCHS staff and/or PGS volunteers in conducting research for upcoming exhibits, archives, and/or research requests.

Cleaning Crew: Volunteers will help LCHS staff with cleaning tasks.  Cleaning tasks include: vacuuming, mopping, dusting, sweeping, etc…

Inventory/Preservation Club: Volunteers will assist LCHS staff in inventory organization, cataloging of artifacts, and packaging artifacts in preservation materials.

Exhibit Construction Crew: Volunteers will assist LCHS staff in carpentry work, painting, and other construction tasks for upcoming exhibits and/or building renovations.

Special Events: Volunteers will assist LCHS staff in helping with museum events and fundraisers.


Lyon County Historical Society (LCHS) preserves the most important things – our county’s memories.  Your donations help to tell these stories. Through school programs, exhibits, and programs, we help people make discoveries about themselves, their families and the area that we call home.  Donations made to LCHS are fully tax deductible. Donations are accepted via mail: 301 West Lyon Street.