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

Upcoming Museum Events


  • Joann Fay's Doll Collection on display now
  • Spring Tour is coming up on April 29, 2018.  We leave from the museum @ 2 p.m. SHARP.
  • June 2, 2018 we be selling ice cream in the park starting at 4pm.
  • Selling ice cream on June 16, 2018 in the park for the Annual Cruise In car show.

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