Explore Online

Engage with Douglas County history anytime, anywhere! The Watkins Museum offers a wide range of free, digital content including past programs, blogs, and more. Stay up to date by following the Watkins Museum’s social media on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube pages.

Online Exhibits

Blogs

Learn more about Douglas County history by reading the Watkins Museum Blog! Check back each quarter to read the latest story on the people and events that shaped our community.

Time Capsule with the Watkins Museum

Travel back in time on Time Capsule with the Watkins Museum of History. The radio show airs every first and third Tuesday of the month during Radio for Grownups around 10:10 AM on FM 101.7 or AM 1320 KLWN. Listen LIVE or listen to past episodes.

Time Capsule with KLWN’s Joel Becker and the Watkins Museum’s Natalie Vondrak explores the history of Lawrence or Douglas County and shares the stories of the people and events that have helped shape our community. The show airs every first and third Tuesday of the month during Radio for Grownups around 10:10 AM on FM 101.7 or AM 1320 KLWN.

Lectures & Programs

The Watkins offers a range of in-person and virtual programming. Visit the Watkins Museum calendar to see a full list of upcoming lectures and events, or participate in past programs by clicking the link below or A selection of past in-person and past programming can be found on the Watkins Museum Youtube page including:

The Museum Minute

A video series that explores the Watkins Museum through different perspectives! In each video, a board or museum member shares a one minute story about their favorite artifact or exhibit on display in the museum.