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.
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.
When Dennis Domer retired a few years ago as a KU professor of architecture, he knew he couldn’t just use his newfound free time to go fishing. Instead, he decided to embark on a much bigger project: compiling a major new history of Lawrence.
Lawrence’s public pool wasn’t always welcoming for everyone. A KU grad student will share at a community gathering on Saturday her research on the pool’s integration.
People of the Munsee Tribe in Kansas have started a cultural preservation project and series of events to protect archival materials and educate residents of Douglas, Franklin, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte counties about the history of their tribe in those areas.
The Earth Day Fair will bring crafts, live music, presentations and educational activities to South Park on Saturday.
A local exhibit takes viewers through the years of Haskell Indian Nations University, from its origin in 1884 as a boarding school to its role as the sole intertribal university in the country.
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