A short film documenting the story of La Yarda, the housing unit built for Mexican-American railroad workers from 1920-51 in East Lawrence, is set to screen next month at the Lawrence Arts Center.
A fun online quiz from the Watkins Museum of History will help you answer a question you might not have asked yourself before: Which Free Stater do you most resemble?
A new traveling exhibition on abolitionist John Brown will make its debut at Lawrence’s Watkins Museum of History next Saturday.
A local organization is celebrating a century of encouraging civic engagement and responsive governance by elected officials. It’s also setting straight a “historicized record.”
A contractor for the city is to resume work on Tuesday refurbishing the parking lot next to the Amtrak/Santa Fe depot in East Lawrence — and the project will incorporate a large swath of historic brickwork that workers uncovered earlier this year.
Now in its 26th year, Civil War on the Border provides participants with unique and meaningful explorations of Lawrence history — including Quantrill’s Raid, one of the most notorious atrocities of the war.
Lawrence will have the distinct honor of launching the first traveling exhibition for “Ghosts of Segregation,” a photo series by Richard Frishman, this September at the Lawrence Arts Center. The local community can still help Frishman choose sites to be included.
“A Black body is the most disposable body in America. America has proved this time and time again,” Free State High School student Ryan Brown read from her prize-winning essay Tuesday.
As an epilogue to The Lawrence Times eight-part series on the death of Nick Rice in July 1970, read a personal account of the night’s events from a bystander just feet away from Rice when he was killed.
Though a final answer is likely still a few months away, work began Monday to solve a question that originated just over 139 years ago: where are the three Black men lynched in Lawrence in the summer of 1882 buried? One Kansas researcher is using ground penetrating radar technology to find out.
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