Kansas Blog http://www.travelks.com/blog/ Tag - Watkins Community Museum of History Wed, 27 Aug 2014 19:05:52 GMT Top 10 Surprises Along Lawrence’s Massachusetts Street http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Top-10-Surprises-Along-Lawrence-s-Massachusetts-Street/1293/ <img src='http://www.travelks.com/includes/content/images/media/6331470995_e66a9a60bd_b.jpg'/><br/>Slowly strolling down Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, I realized this area is way more than just a place to hang out with friends, dine at a fun restaurant or shop for trendy clothing and specialty foods. Taking the time to look, really look, at the uniqueness of Mass Street with fresh eyes, I discovered some amazing attributes related to art, culture and heritage that I never before noticed. Thu, 10 Nov 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/10/Top-10-Surprises-Along-Lawrence-s-Massachusetts-Street/1293/ Celebrate Lawrence’s Civil-War role in freedom http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Celebrate-Lawrence-s-Civil-War-role-in-freedom/828/ Activities commemorate the anti-slavery history of this Kansas communityFrom 1854 to 1861 – years before shots rang out at Fort Sumter in South Carolina, starting the Civil War – Kansas Territory became known as “Bleeding Kansas” for its violent proslavery and abolitionist activity. Forces on both sides repeatedly clashed in skirmishes, sackings and massacres along the Kansas and Missouri border. In the thick of it, Lawrence, Kan., gained the reputation as a center for anti-slavery Jayhawker and Redleg sentiment and activity. The town was also a key stop along the Underground Railroad. Mon, 01 Aug 2011 07:00:00 GMT http://www.travelks.com/blog/post/2011/1/Celebrate-Lawrence-s-Civil-War-role-in-freedom/828/