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Discover Our Roots

EMBRACING HISTORY Local businesses refuse to let our history be forgotten.

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Famed publisher William Allen White wrote in 1922, “Things start in history.” He couldn’t have been more right. The roots of Emporia are the roots of the state, and of the country.

Lyon County history Center The new Lyon County History Center is more than a museum, it is a place to discover and share your history. With a Kid's Zone and a model train, this center is fun for all ages. You will experience history and connect with stories in new and memorable ways through guest speakers and traveling exhibits. Come be inspired in this community center. Insightful conversations start here. 711 COMMERCIAL ST. // EXPLORELYONCOUNTY.ORG

Howe House & Welsh Farmstead Built in 1867 by a Welsh immigrant stone-mason, this historic limestone home is one of the oldest in Emporia, and features original architecture and furnishings. Info and tours by appointment. 315 E. LOGAN AVE. // 620‑340‑6314 // EXPLORELYONCOUNTY.ORG

Emporia Kansas Visitors Guide

720 COMMERCIAL ST.

What is old is new again Looking for unique finds for your style? Explore historic Commercial Street and find re-purposed art, furniture, and antiques at some of the most unique shops and boutiques in the state. Discover unusual antiques and collectibles at one of our amazing shops – Poehler Merchantile Antiques, Mikes’ Attic and European Antiques. PHOTO CREDITS: MAUD WAGNER/ courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

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Emporia that finish in

As the birthplace of Maud Wagner, the first known female tattoo artist, Emporia has been on the forefront of culture since the beginning. Maud’s legacy is being kept alive at Maud’s Tattoo Company and she is being honored by having a wine named for her at Twin Rivers Winery.

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Emporia Visitors Guide 2018  

Your official guide for exploring the home of the Dirty Kanza, and the best main street in America. Discover your adventure in Emporia, KS.

Emporia Visitors Guide 2018  

Your official guide for exploring the home of the Dirty Kanza, and the best main street in America. Discover your adventure in Emporia, KS.

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