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Watkins 3rd Floor Grand Opening!

9/10 @ 10:00 am 9/11 @ 4:00 pm

Photograph of a woman and young girl exploring an interactive exhibit.

After eight years of planning and installation, our third floor permanent exhibit will finally be unveiled! Drop by between 10 AM-4 PM Saturday and 1-4 PM Sunday to experience artifacts, images, and videos telling amazing stories from Lawrence history.

Check out new areas on the third floor including:

  • Molding Minds, Making Memories: The Universities of Douglas County
  • Jayhawk Spirit: KU Basketball
  • Engines of Diversity: The Impact of the Railroads
  • The Power of Education: Public Schools
  • Big Ideas on the Prairie: Innovators and Entrepreneurs
  • Reel Lawrence: Our Town in the Movies
  • Changing Times: Living Lawrence History