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Press Release:

The Lyon County Historical Society received a generous donation from the late Mark Goodenow.  Mark, a longtime Professor at Southwest Minnesota State University, former Lyon County Historical Society board member, and former Lyon County Commissioner, passed away at his winter home in Mesa, AZ on February 2, 2023. 

Mark had named the Lyon County Historical Society a beneficiary of his retirement accounts.  An undesignated total of $37,848.58 was given to the Lyon County Historical Society.  

At the July board of directors meeting, the Lyon County Historical Society board approved putting half of the funds in the LCHS Endowment account and the other half towards a future project at the museum.  Mark was a strong advocate of preserving local history and community improvement. 

The historical society is forever grateful for Mark’s gift to the Lyon County Historical Society.

The Lyon County Historical Society is a non-profit, member supported organization.  The historical society operates the Lyon County Museum located at 301 W Lyon Street in Marshall.  For more information, contact the museum at 507-537-6580 or [email protected].

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