The Sacred Red Rock began its journey back to the Kaw Nation Wednesday morning.
Community members overflowed a tent set up to accommodate those in attendance for a celebration Tuesday as the Sacred Red Rock is finally being returned to the Kaw Nation after nearly a century in possession of the City of Lawrence.
After wrapping up a major renovation to the research room and subsequent inventory of materials, Watkins Museum of History staff members are planning a book sale.
Lawrence community members gathered at the Watkins Museum Saturday morning for the annual reading of the names of the known victims who died in Quantrill’s Raid, just ahead of the 160th anniversary.
Partners working on the Sacred Red Rock project will host a public sendoff for the boulder as it will soon be returned to the Kaw Nation. Other events will be private, however.
Douglas County’s largest heritage festival will return this weekend, offering Civil War-era tours and lectures and sharing stories of resilience.
The Raven Book Store, Watkins Museum of History and the many editors and collaborators for the new “Embattled Lawrence” book are joining forces to host a release celebration for the new installation.
During a Tuesday event, a professor will share an account of two Native American men, one of them local to Lawrence, who fought in World War I and are connected by a postcard discovered a century later.
A tribute with special guests, musical performances, earthwork by Stan Herd, multiple flyovers and more will celebrate what would have been Sen. Bob Dole’s 100th birthday on Saturday.
Lawrence community members are invited to creatively document their impressions of the Sacred Red Rock before it is finally returned to the Kaw Nation. The artwork could become a lasting part of the project’s story.
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