Haskell Exhibit Public Presentation

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Join us for a special event during this month's Final Friday. The museum will be open from 6:00-8:00 PM for visitors to explore the new exhibit From Then to Now: A Student History of Haskell Indian Nations University. Then from 7:00-7:30 PM, the exhibit's curators, Geoffrey Pate and Brittany Keegan, along with Travis Campbell of […]

Free

Homeschool History: A Soldier’s Life in Pictures

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Looking for a fun event for your homeschool child? The Watkins Museum shares Lawrence history with homeschool students ages 5-12 every month throughout the school year. Each lesson studies a topic based on Lawrence and/or Douglas County History while spending time in the galleries and using artifacts to learn about past citizens and events. Lessons […]

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Online Book Talk: Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West

Join us on the Watkins Museum YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter as we chat with historian Frank Van Nuys about his fascinating book, Varmints and Victims: Predator Control in the American West. Varmints and Victims puts the debate over predator control into historical context, tracing the West’s relationship with charismatic predators like grizzlies, wolves, and cougars from […]

Final Friday: Amazing History at the Watkins

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Drop by the museum to view exciting local history exhibits, including From Then to Now: A Student History of Haskell Indian Nations University and Creatures From the Vault: Animal-Themed Artifacts from the DCHS Collection.

Free

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 […]

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Book Event: The Life & Legacy of Elizabeth Miller Watkins

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

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 […]

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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

One of many Earth Day activities happening around Lawrence! Visit this webpage to learn about them all. 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 […]

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The Munsee Tribe in Kansas

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Through a grant from Humanities Kansas, the Munsee Tribe in Kansas has embarked on “Niiloona Munsiiw: We Are Munsee,” a cultural preservation project and series of events that will protect archival materials and educate residents of Franklin, Douglas, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties about the history of the tribe in those areas. Join us at the […]

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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 […]

Tiny Tours: Springtime Planting

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Tiny Tours are a once-a-month program for children ages 3-5 who have not entered school. The tour focuses on an interactive and a hands-on activities based on Lawrence history. Tour activities include story time, videos, time in the galleries, handling artifacts, arts, crafts, and games.  Children must be accompanied by an adult during Tiny Tours. There is […]

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Homeschool History: 19th Century Schooling

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Looking for a fun event for your homeschool child? The Watkins Museum shares Lawrence history with homeschool students ages 5-12 every month throughout the school year. Each lesson studies a topic based on Lawrence and/or Douglas County History while spending time in the galleries and using artifacts to learn about past citizens and events. Lessons […]

Free

Homeschool History: 19th Century Schooling

Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS, United States

Looking for a fun event for your homeschool child? The Watkins Museum shares Lawrence history with homeschool students ages 5-12 every month throughout the school year. Each lesson studies a topic based on Lawrence and/or Douglas County History while spending time in the galleries and using artifacts to learn about past citizens and events. Lessons […]

Free