Village Lines, owned by history buff and author Marilyn Helmer, is a store on Lincoln Avenue celebrating Kansas products and hospitality since 1986. This is a special shop with a heart of gold which boasts quite a variety of products. Village Lines has a collection of Kansas-made souvenirs and also gluten/dairy/preservative-free foods. You can sample all sorts of specialty teas, coffees, kombucha, sparkling beverages and MarCon pies with friends around the table. But don’t forget the Sunflower Seed Cookies on your way in or out as it is a tradition here.
Village Lines also offers custom picture framing and consignments of paintings and photography (specializing in subjects of area landmarks, and country landscape). This store also has great gifts, original art, home decor, T-Shirts, polos, hats, visors and homemade aprons. Additionally, Marilyn Helmer is your one-stop for Lincoln County visitor information. She can help you just about anything or will get you in contact with someone who can.
Owner Marilyn Helmer, and her former assistant Shirley Buchanan, published a book about a “tar party” in Lincoln County. This the only true account of the infamous 1911 Tar Party of Shady Bend, KS. This book can be purchased in Village Lines.
Marilyn Helmer is also the showrunner for the annual Lincoln Reenactment.
Mon–Sat: 10am to 5pm