Richard Howe House & Farmstead
Operated by the Lyon County Historical Society as a house museum, this home is one of the oldest in Emporia. The home was built in 1867 by Richard Howe, a Welsh immigrant. Howe was also a skilled stone mason, as demonstrated by the structural integrity of the home which has changed little since its completion. Visitors to the home can see why the home was so sturdy with its solid beams and 18-inch limestone foundation. Visitors can also see antique furnishings from the 19th century and learn how some of the earliest settlers to the region lived their lives through exhibits and guided tours.
Backstory and Context