The Dyche Museum

Dyche died in 1915 of exhaustion and pneumonia. His funeral was held in the Natural History Museum building in front of his fantastic panorama.

In the death of Professor L.L. Dyche, the University of Kansas has lost one of the oldest and most devoted members of its faculty and the state has lost one of its most distinguished citizens. — Statement by the State Board of Administration

The State Board of Administration later decreed that the building that housed the museum be named the Dyche Museum of Natural History, now known as Dyche Hall.

— History adapted from The Dashing Kansan, by William Sharp and Peggy Sullivan (Kansas City, Missouri, Harrow Books: 1990), and Dyche Hall: University of Kansas Natural History Museum, 1903-2003, compiled by Carol Holstead and Barbara Watkins (Lawrence, Kansas, Historic Mt. Oread: 2003).

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