Educational programs at the Lyon County Museum for boys and girls, grades 1-6.  Classes held on the 2nd Saturday of the month, October-April.  10:30 AM-11:30 AM for grades 1-3 and 12:30 PM-2:00 PM for grades 4-6.

Cost: Classes are free.

Sign up is recommended by calling 537-6580 or director@lyoncomuseum.org the Friday before the class.  Parents and family members can join in on the fun!

October 13, 2018: Solving a Museum Mystery

A short walking tour of Marshall will provide clues for participants to a mystery about the Museum. Critical thinking, exercise, and laughter are wonderful ways to solve a mystery!

November 10, 2018: Thankful

The Red Cross has a rich history in Minnesota. Participants will explore the contributions made by the family and friends of deployed military. Special projects for veterans will be completed during the class.

December 1, 8, 15, & 22, 2018: Elf on a Shelf

Join the search for the Elf! There are lots of nooks and crannies in the museum for a mischievous Elf to hide, so everyone will need to come back every Saturday to find his new hiding place!

January 12, 2019: All Aboard!

Note: Both age groups will meet at 10:30-11:30

All aboard for a train ride to the Black Hills in the early 1900’s! Traveling was very different 100 years ago from buying your tickets to packing your clothes. Communication between stations was vital for the safety and efficiency of the railroads. We will explore it all!

February 9, 2019: The Art of Storytelling

Winters can be long and dark so games and storytelling helped passed the time for families. Participants will make games and learn the art of storytelling – all without any help from electricity!

March 9, 2019: March Comes in Like a Lion!

Weather predictions help us plan trips, what to wear outside, and when to plant crops and gardens. Understanding weather patterns was important for families in keeping them safe and making good decisions about being outside. And we will be planning for spring!

April 13, 2019: From Here to There

The United States Post Office (USPO) was created on July 26, 1775, by decree of the Second Continental Congress. It was an innovative way to stay in touch with friends and family that lived far away from you. Fascinating photos and stories tell the story of a simple letter in the mail system 100 years ago. Participants will create their own special design for the Museum Post Office.