Welcome to Lyon County's Sesquicentennial Celebration

This year marks the 150th year of Lyon County established as a government.  Lyon County would like to invite you to engage in the celebration.  The sesquicentennial celebration will continue all year.  Watch the calendar for upcoming events.  The sesquicentennial theme will be carried out through all events throughout the county.  As part of the celebration Lyon County would like to sponsor and celebrate with all communities at Lake Lahontan in August for a picnic.  Of course it does take money to do this so we are participating in a county wide fundraising efforts.  Check out the rest of the website for more information.  We are enthusiastic about this milestone and we would like everyone to partake in the historical event.

Smith Valley Historical Society has displayed photos of their heritage located in the Lyon County Annex Building.  Come visit Smith Valley's history for the month of March.  Other Community Displays are coming soon to various areas.
Commemorative Medallion
This beautiful medallion contributes to our fundraising efforts.  Northwest Territorial Mint/Medallic Art Company will be minting the medallion in Silver, Copper, and Antique Bronze.  The .999 oz.silver medallion will come with a certificate of authenticity.   Look for the order form on the left hand side and get your orders in!!
Other Fundraising Efforts
  • T-Shirts designed by Lyon County High School Students and silk-screened by Silver Stage High School will be on sale at various events.
  • We are asking the local business to participate with donations.  Private donations are accepted as well.  Please contact Lyon County Comptroller's Office 775-463-6510 to make contributions or click on the link to the left the "Sesquicentennial Donation Form".
  • Thank you to the quilting groups of Lyon County!!. Quilts are being made around the County to contribute to the fund raising efforts.  All quilts will be raffled off.  Raffle tickets will be on sale shortly.
Community Participation
This section is to showcase the involvement from the different entities or individuals that participate with the Sesquicentennial Celebration.
ROP - Rite of Passage is a leading national provider of programs and opportunities for troubled and at-risk youth from social services, welfare agencies and juvenile courts. They have graciously particpated with the celebration by constructing a wooden replica of our commemorative medallion.  We thank Harold Whalin and his shop class!  Check out their dedication.