Coronado Quivira Museum - Lyons, Kansas
The Coronado Quivira Museum in Lyons, Kansas is a very nice little museum with well designed and labeled exhibits. The museum is operated by the Rice County Historical society, which began collecting artifacts in 1927.
The museum has excellent displays devoted to Coronado's expedition and from the Quivira and other Native Americans who made Rice County home. Other exhibits include locally made or used tools, medical technologies and other general historical collections, clothing and textiles, photographs, and an extensive archival collection of books, scrapbooks, correspondence and other records. I was particularly interested in the exhibits related to early Native American culture in Kansas.
The Coronado Quivira Museum formerly offered unique tours of Rice County historic sites from mid May to mid October. We have been informed that those have been discontinued.
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