The Watkins Museum of History’s annual Summer Games have returned for the whole community. But this year, there’s also an hour each week reserved just for students of the Ballard Center.
A local coalition hopes to provide an avenue for community reconciliation with an often untold history as this week brings the 140th anniversary of the lynching of three Black men in Lawrence.
The Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council will host a two-day conference on local history, heritage and preservation efforts, featuring a diverse group of speakers and tours of historic landmarks.
Liberty Hall holds so many years’ worth of stories and experiences that it’s almost as if the structure itself is alive. That’s why General Manager Dean Edington II refers to the building’s aura as “the spirit of the hall.”
The Department of the Interior on Wednesday released the final version of its first report into the history of American Indian boarding schools — and touched briefly on the history of Haskell Indian Nations University in the process.
Many Lawrence residents don’t realize that North Lawrence has a vibrant and diverse history of its own. Images in a new Watkins Museum exhibit embody that history.
The Watkins Museum of History’s public research room is currently under renovation, but the plans are expanding even more with an additional $100,000 grant.
The U.S. House cleared a bill Tuesday that would expand the Kansas site honoring the U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning school segregation, adding National Park Service sites in other states to commemorate their roles in the decision as well.
Black Jack Battlefield and Nature Park board members will flip pancakes Saturday and serve them in a stack slathered in syrup rendered from the historic site’s maple grove.
Douglas County Commissioners on Wednesday granted an uncommon ask for funding for a community event.
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