and Historical Society

340 High Street, P. O. Box 9

Lyons, Colorado 80540


Open: May 6 - October 1




Watch for any upcoming events that the Lyons Historical Society and Lyons Redstone Museum will be hosting.

LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM will open on May 6 on weekends for May History Month; and daily thru September;


Lyons Redstone history museum opening for the summer, tells the story of Lyons, including its famous sandstone quarries, arts/music/cultural heritage, historic buildings, and more, through exhibits, posters, photograph "aisle", displays and more. The entrance to the museum has been renovated, newly painted, and new fascinating photographic history graphics grace the walls. Get a map of local Historic Buildings.

THREE enhanced exhibits, and THREE new exhibits open this summer. Learn about the famous campaign to stop the building of Coffintop Dam. See new permanent exhibit: Lyons Newspapers: A History. See "First Editions" of five newspapers that covered news in the area beginning in 1890 (opens in May). Thrill to the sight of extravagant Doll Houses (opens in June). Read the stories of History Preservation campaigners and researchers over the decades. See popular 2016 exhibit: 125 years of Cameras. New: Lyons Senior Golden Gang Albums going back to the 1980s are available for viewing.

DIGITIZING: "Aisles of Photos" The part-time staff in Lyons is on their fifth year of digitizing the museum's newspapers, and has expanded to include items and photographs this winter.

ORDER PHOTOS: The 2nd floor "Aisle of History Photographs" and the graduation group photos dating back to the 20s/30s can now be ordered for your home!

PIONEER INTERVIEWS: Pioneer Interviews on DVD Lyons Oral History of its Pioneers: Stop by the museum to view the DVD interviews of the 60 pioneers who did life-story interviews for the Lyons History Video Project. -- Donations are needed to transcribe the video's into text-format, and eventually a book. Send donations to: Lyons History Video Project, POBox 274, Lyons, CO 80540. Many thanks!

TUESDAY TALKS: The Second Tuesday History Talk at 5:30pm is free and new each month, including the return of popular Camera Obscura on 7/11. See local newspapers and facebook for listings. 5:30-7:30pm Program of Lyons History or by Historian ìHistory Conversationsî (Programs July 11 & 25; Aug.8 & 22; Sept 5th & 19th)



==OPEN weekends in May, daily 5/29 to 10/1, 9:30am to 4:30, but opens 12:30am on Sundays == Free, or by donation.

==HISTORY CAMP is looking for a new sponsor; donate $500 to help educate Lyons kids on its town's history; anticipated date is the first weekend in August. This very popular camp teaches local children about old-time life in Colorado.

==THANKS to staff, part-time staff and volunteers: Teri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Lang, Baiba Lennard, Priscilla Cohen, Kathleen Spring, Ron Pederson, Jerry Johnson, Steve Lang, and Director LaVern Johnson.

==HAPPY 90th Birthday to Ms Johnson, who will be celebrating on July 22, before and after the 7:30 p.m. Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance! and going to a Rockies ballgame on Sunday for $10. Everyone is invited! Call (303) 823-5925 for more information.

==Annual 41st Good Old Days Program 6/24/17

Events are on Saturday only. The Museum program will be at 1p.m. on the museum's lawn, and repeated at 3:30 p.m. on the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park. Meadow Park will be renamed LaVern M Johnson Park, with the dedication ceremony taking place at 11 a.m., following by a live square dancing exhibition. Go to the web site for more details.


Take a Drive-by tour of the Lyons Historic District, which features 15 sandstone building (1880-1932) that are designated as a Historic district due to the unique sandstone.  You will enjoy.  Pick up a brochure at the Lyons Visitors Center or the Lyons Redstone Museum
or download it here.