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History workshops, archeology, coming to Lyons
Public encouraged to bring family heirlooms, photos and artifacts
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LYONS — The Coronado Quivira Museum will host two workshops scheduled for early June, while Lyons High School will host three of them. All five events allow the public to share with, and learn from, experts from the Kansas State Historical Society and the Kansas Anthropological Association. They are free and open to the public.   

June 5: Artifact ID Night at the Coronado Quivira Museum (7-9 p.m.)

Bring your artifacts for help with identification and advice.

June 6: Rice County Scan & Share @ the Coronado Quivira Museum (10 a.m.-3 p.m.)

Share your historic Kansas photos/documents with the state historical society.

June 7: Preserving Memories program at Lyons High School (4-7 p.m.)

Learn how to store and protect photos, letters and diaries.

June 7: Preserving Heirlooms program at Lyons High School (7:30 p.m.)

Get tips on how to preserve heirlooms and special objects.

June 8: Preservation 101 workshop at Lyons High School (9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

A full-day introductory workshop about historic buildings and resources. Spaces are limited for this workshop. Email or call 785-272-8681 ext. 240 to be added to the attendance list.

The KSHS and KAA will be in Lyons through the first two weeks of June, as they investigate the Tobias site. The site dates between AD 1400 to 1700 and was inhabited by the ancestors of the modern-day Wichita and Affiliated Tribes. Tobias was likely a part of the region of Quivira seen by Francisco Coronado in 1541. Portions of the Tobias site previously were excavated by the Smithsonian Institution in the mid-1900s and during the 1977 and 1978 KATP field schools.