Click on Image above for FLYER for information on May History Month.
Lyons History Month is made possible by grants and support from the CDBG-DR Tourism Grant, Lyons Historical Society, State of Colorado.
Saturday, May 16 - "Honoring Lyons Old-time Businesses" this week as part three of May History Month. The program will consist of the unveiling of a display telling the stories of Lyons oldest businesses and their owners. The top dozen have been invited to speak and/or mingle at the event from 1 to 3p.m. on Saturday, May 16, at the Redstone Museum. Also going on from 2 p.m. to 4:30pm. will be teenage tour guides stationed throughout old downtown Lyons to talk about the Historic District buildings. Watch for the blue Lyons t-shirts. Come and learn more about your town and what businesses it has, and spread the word to your neighbors and friends.
SHINDIG! Rescheduled due to Possible Flooding Danger.
Now on for Saturday, June 27, 5pm to 8pm, Rogers Hall,
as part of the Annual GOOD OLD DAYS Festival.
Mark your calendars now, for a fun informative program,
with historian speaking on Griff Evans desperado connections
with Lyons and Estes Park; re-enactor Enos Mills talking about
his life as a naturalist and Father of Rocky Mt.National Park
(celebrating its 100th anniversary), Old Time Live Music,
a huge Silent Auction of "things you need", and big Pot Luck
Dinner. (Cost $10 w/dish to pass; $18 flat donation)
The Lyons Redstone Museum (the town’s old schoolhouse built in 1881) is one place in Lyons, Colorado for folks to visit. It features Lyons history in displays, photographs, and genealogy. There is also a book sale and gift shop. The Museum is open daily June through September. Our visitors include tourists, residents, past and present students, and those “seeking their heritage”.
The stone school house was originally built as a 30 foot by 40 foot stone school building in 1881. The stone was obtained from the nearby quarries. and was completed and ready for the 40 students the fall of 1882 with Mr. T. J. Thorne as the first teacher.
In 1895 the stone building was remodeled into a two-story building with two classrooms. Then in the spring of 1902 it was remodeled again this time into a four-room, two-story building, looking like it does today.