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.
A new traveling exhibition on abolitionist John Brown will make its debut at Lawrence’s Watkins Museum of History next Saturday.
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.
A small pink flag signifies an answer 138 years in the making: the burial location of Pete Vinegar, one of three Black men lynched in Lawrence in the summer of 1882.
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