Lane County Historical Museum Dighton, Kansas home of the Lane County Bachelor

Upcoming Museum Events


  • Family History Exhibit on display now.
  • Trains Are Coming!
  • Fall Tour November 4, 2018 See Event Page for details
  • Changes coming soon. More updates will be coming soon.

Q&A with the Public

If you know the answer to these questions contact us by submitting your answers on the contact us link.


Anyone have photographs of businesses in Lane County that you would like to share with the museum email us a copy. Would love information and history about the business.


Wish List

Items that we are looking for to complete collections


  • Healy year books are 1953,1956-1962, 1976, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1994, 2004, 2005, 2014, & 2015.
  • School pictures
  • School Senior class composites.
  • Military photographs of people who have served in any branch of the armed forces with information about their service, such as Rank and Honors.
  • We have discovered that our old telephone directories are a great source of information for the community.  So we are asking if anyone out there that would like to donate their old phone books that you or your grandmother keep around.  We are missing from our collection the following years.
  • any book older than 1938 that is our first one.
  • Books from 1939-1948
  • 1964
  • Books from 1997-2012
  • Photographs of Business, towns and people from Lane County.  We have very few photo of businesses over the years. Would love to see and be able to share photos of Farnsworth, Jerome, and even California. The towns of Lane County that are long gone.
  • Anyone have a great ideal for an exhibit?

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Dighton, Kansas