125th Anniversary Commemorative Celebration

Quasquicentennial

On April 19, 1880, E. S. Lyon founded the Town of Lyons, and on April 6, 1891, the Town became incorporated.

This April marks the Town's 125th year, or quasquicentennial of incorporation. To celebrate, Town Officials are hosting a commemorative event on April 4, beginning at 4:00 p.m., at Lyons Town Hall. The events will include opening live music, tours of the Lyons Depot, speeches from Mayor O’Brien and Mayor Pro Tem Sullivan, history and poem readings, presentations of commemorative gifts, and more. 
A Board of Trustees meeting will follow the event, beginning at its regular time, 7:00 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating Lyons' 125th year of incorporation on April 4, and be on the lookout for special quasquicentennial memorabilia!

Commemorative Event

April 4, 2016, beginning at 4:00 p.m. 
Lyons Town Hall
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4:00 to 5:30 p.m.
  • Tours of the newly restored Depot
5:30 p.m.
  • Live music by the Moonspinners, with Zeke Little on guitar, and Jani Little, Nancy Thorwardson, Bonnie Richards, and Sam Miller with vocals
6:00 p.m.
  • Pledge of Allegiance 
Mayor John O'Brien - Welcome

  • Introductions of the Town Board, and Candidates - Jacque Watson
  • History of Lyons - LaVern Johnson
  • Lyons' quarry 100+ year history - Loukonen family
  • Poems about Lyons, written by Lucy McCain and LaVern Johnson
  • History of Commemorative Envelope - Stevie LaRue
  • Vision of the Future - Mayor Pro Tem Connie Sullivan
  • America the Beautiful
  • Souvenirs presentation
  • Refreshments
Closing at 7 p.m. for regular Town Board meeting
This Quasquicentennial Commemoration will be continued throughout the year, including:
Lyons 40th Good Old Days

1:00 pm - Saturday, June 25th - Lyons Redstone Museum and
6:00 pm - at Sandstone Park Raul Vasquez Stage - Welcome & Dedication
(Other history programs will be held throughout the year; for information call 303-823-5925)

Commemorative Souvenir envelopes will be sold for $5.00 each - Box 9, Lyons, Co 80540