new marshall cvb logo sm

9/11 Memorial
Bike Trail
Arts in
Check out Marshall's
best places to eat!
Places to eat in Marshall
Camden State Park

mrshl oldbldgs2 main street sm

Lyon County Historical 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.

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 Prairie Diorama, Prairie Schooner and the 1872 log cabin show how settlers traveled to the prairie and erected their first homes. The cabin was dismantled and then reassembled inside the museum building. Another display showcases and preserves the pop-culture of the 1960s.

Lyon County

The Museum is open February through December each year.

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

301 West Lyon Street
Marshall, MN 56258

To visit the museums website click here.

Phone: (507) 537-6580
Fax: (507) 537-7699
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.