|953 N. County Road, 500 W.
Princeton, IN 47670
|The Lyles Station Museum displays the story of
what the black community had to endure in Lyles
Station and recreates a sense of life and learning
in the town during the 1920s, when the school
was new and the community was thriving.
|Celebrating freedom & Success in Indiana,
Lyles Station stands as one of the last
remaining African American settlements in the
state. Settled in the early 1800's this
community's heritage is preserved in the
renovated Lyles Station School. It's Heritage
Classroom provides students the opportunity
to to experience a day in the life of school
children in the early 1900's. The school also
features a museum, gift shop, meeting facilities
and a period garden.
|Visiting students will experience a day in the life of
African-American school children in the early 1900’s.
(May - Aug)
Mon - Sat
(Sept - May)
or by appointment
Closed Mondays, New
Years' Day, Easter,
Youth (under 17) $3
Senior Citizens $4
(65 & older)
|Please help us preserve the
We are taking reservations
NOW for the the Lyles
for the 2013/14 school year
Click the trunk for more details
|THE LYLES STATION HISTORICAL SCHOOL & MUSEUM PRESENTS ...
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
AN INTERACTIVE NIGHT OF HISTORY
|Travel through time and the grounds of Lyles Station, dropping keys in a
box . Watch the characters wake up to tell you the story of their life.
Available Nightly beginning May 2013
|AARON R. FISHER of Lyles Station,
a soldier of WWI, was awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross for
what U.S. Army called his
“extraordinary heroism in action.”
And many more...
|FREDERICK DOUGLASS the first
nationally known African American
leader in U.S. history.
|WILLIAM H. ROUNDTREE resident
from Lyles Station who became the
first black postmaster north of the
The Lyles Station Historic School & Museum will host its annual
Juneteenth celebration commemorating the announcement of the
abolition of slavery in Texas, two and a half years after President
Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.
This year’s celebration has been expanded to three events with the
first event scheduled for Wednesday, June 19, 2013 featuring a
speech by Pastor Harris at 11:00 a.m. discussing the 150th anniversary
of the Emancipation Proclamation followed by a recognition ceremony
for Lyles Station volunteers. Barbecue dinners will also be sold by
The Drifters BarBQ. On Friday, June 21, 2013, the festivities will
continue at 6:00 p.m. with jazz and gospel music provided by a local
DJ. Refreshments will be available for purchase. On Saturday, June 22,
2013, the Juneteenth celebration will conclude with a carry-in picnic at
noon. All Juneteenth events are free of charge and will be held on
the grounds of the Lyles Consolidated School. The public is invited to