Looking for educational programs that are right for your class? The Watkins offers classroom visits (in-person & virtual) and field trips for pre-K, elementary, middle, and high school students. To schedule your experience with the Watkins Museum or discuss options for developing a custom program, contact:
Cherrie Preut, Education Coordinator
Watkins Museum Tours & Field Trips:
|Douglas County Schools||FREE|
|Douglas County Daycares||$2 per child|
|Schools/Daycares Outside of Douglas County||$5 per student|
NEW Maggie Herrington Tour
Learn what life was like for a young Lawrence citizen.
NEW Women of Wonder
Learn about women who helped Lawrence develop and thrive.
- Quantrill’s Raid and the Civil War
- Life in Early Lawrence
- The Watkins Building
- Filmmaking in Lawrence and Douglas County
Watkins Museum Classes
Maggie Herrington Journal-Class Activity
Use excerpts from Maggie’s journal to learn about her life in early Lawrence. May be done at your school or at the museum
Douglas County Partner Tours/Field Trips:
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum Tours/Field Trips
Communities of the Wakarusa Valley in Douglas County: Richland.
Eudora Community Museum
Then and Now…Communities Establish and Evolve Tour/Field Trip.
Territorial Capital Museum
Lecompton – The Birthplace of the Civil War Tour/Field Trip.
History Day is a year long learning opportunity for students in grades six through twelve, that offers students the opportunity to explore topics that interests them. They conduct research, using primary and secondary resources, and then analyze the information, in light of an over-arching historical theme or question.
For more information, visit Kansas History Day’s website.
Looking for a fun activity for your homeschool child? The Watkins shares Lawrence history with homeschool students ages 5-12 every month through the school year. Each month we will study a topic based on Lawrence and/or Douglas County History. We will spend time in the galleries and use artifacts to learn about the citizens of the past. We will explore our topics with hands-on activities, arts, and crafts. This activity may be attended by the student’s adult or can be a drop off program for ages 5-12.
There is no cost for these activities, but donations are appreciated.