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.
The goals of the LSHPC are multifaceted. The first project undertaken by LSHPC was the purchase and restoration of the Lyles Consolidated school. LSHPC seeks to preserve an important Indiana Landmark with restoration, but in keeping with the organization’s mission, to give life to the building by making it a useful and attractive community amenity. We anticipate that the services and programs delivered through this project will enhance the quality of life for residents of Gibson County.
The Lyles Consolidated School building, dating from 1922, is the most prominent building in the community and one, which, along with the Wayman Chapel A.M.E. church, best indicates the aspirations and values of the people who dwelt there. The outstanding significance of the school building is recognized beyond Lyles Station.
The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a rare surviving manifestation of Indiana’s rural African American heritage. The school is further recognized for its role as an extraordinary institution from which many individuals advanced to achieve distinction.