Watkins Community Museum of History

(785) 841-4109
1047 Massachusetts St, Lawrence, KS 66044
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Exhibits on Quantrill's Raid-the Lawrence Massacre of 1863, Civil War, Bleeding Kansas; Underground Railroad; James Naismith, Father of Basketball; Phog Allen; Milburn electric car, etc. CD - Virtual Reality showing of the history of Kansas. Hands on history room for children--Native-American cart, Civil War clothes, Underground Railroad video. Museum also contains a research library/archives with over 10,000 photos as well as family history and genealogy resources.

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Time Travelers Summer Games Series

Recurring weekly on Wednesday until July 26, 2017 Lawrence Map it

Ever wanted to own a pet rock? How about make your own flapper hat? We're traveling through time this summer with our Time... Learn more

African American History at the Watkins

June 30, 2017 Lawrence Map it

Visitors to Final Friday at the Watkins will learn fascinating stories of struggle and hope as we feature several exhibits... Learn more

The Negro Leagues: Talk by Historian Phil S. Dixon

June 30, 2017 Lawrence Map it

For Final Friday at the Watkins, well-known baseball historian Phil S. Dixon speaks on the fascinating, heroic history of... Learn more

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