Potter’s Field History Harvest

Lawrence Public Library 707 Vermont St.

Share your story at the next History Harvest for the Oak Hill Cemetery Potter's Field Remembrance Project. If you have a story, photograph, document, etc. about the potter’s field or someone buried there and would like to share it, please stop by the Lawrence Public Library's Videocasting Studio on Wednesday, April 5. If you have […]


Book Event: The Life & Legacy of Elizabeth Miller Watkins

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS

Join us as we celebrate an exceptional Lawrence woman and the new biography written about her. In the engaging new book The Life and Legacy of Elizabeth Miller Watkins: A Pioneering Philanthropist, Mary Dresser Burchill and Norma Decker Hoagland’s extensive research paints a portrait of a remarkable woman whose generosity endures at KU and in […]


Trails That Connect Us

1927 Moodie Rd.

Join us for the family-friendly Trails that Connect Us event! Come to the Free State Brewing Bottling Facility on the Burroughs Creek Trail Loop section, located at 1927 Moodie Rd., Lawrence. Enjoy a beer, brewery tour, trail information, food trucks, kid-friendly activities and more.

Online Book Talk: Native Americans After World War I

Drawing from archival sources and oral histories, author Thomas Grillot demonstrates how the relationship between Native American tribes and the United States was reinvented in the years following World War I in his book First Americans: U.S. Patriotism in Indian Country after World War I. During that conflict, twelve thousand Native American soldiers served in […]

Lawrence Earth Day Fair

South Park

Join us in South Park for the 53rd Earth Day celebration! We'll have a wide range of fun crafts, activities, and info available about our planet's amazing natural resources and how we can protect them. Bring one recyclable aluminum can for our Cans For the Community drive as your price of admission! Groups and activities […]


Swimming in Change: Researching Lawrence’s First Integrated Swimming Pool

Outdoor Aquatic Center 727 Kentucky St., Lawrence, Kansas

Join us at the Outdoor Aquatic Center as KU graduate student Maggie Brown-Peoples details her research into the issues around the creation of Lawrence’s first integrated swimming pool. From the protests of the Jayhawk Plunge in 1960 to the creation of the Lawrence Municipal Pool in 1969, university students, civic organizations, and others came together […]