Watkins Community Museum of History
Opening celebration features a Shared Stories of the Civil War Reader’s Theater presentation, Guerilla Warfare: Bushwhackers and Jayhawkers, facilitated by University of Missouri history professor Jeremy Neely at 7 pm.
In addition, a number of ongoing exhibitions relating to Kansas during the Civil War will be held throughout Lawrence from July 27th - August 21:
Terror and Triumph: Quantrill’s Raid and the Rebirth of Lawrence; Tues-Sat, 10 am-4 pm, Thur ‘til 8 pm
The exhibition explores the destruction of Lawrence, survivors’ determination to rebuild and how memories of this epic event shaped our community.
Location: Watkins Museum, 1047 Massachusetts, 785.841.4109, Donations Welcome
Lawrence: Free State Fortress; Mon-Fri, 8:30 am–5:30 pm and Sun, 1-5 pm
View a 27-minute docudrama that chronicles the first 10 years of Lawrence’s history and culminates with Quantrill’s Raid on the city on August 21, 1863. Film available on request.
Location: Lawrence Visitor Center, 402 N. 2nd, 785.856.3040, Free
Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area Exhibit; Mon–Fri, 10 am-4 pm
This new exhibit depicts the major themes of Freedom’s Frontier including the stories of pre-settlement and settlement, Border War and the enduring struggle for freedom.
Location: Carnegie Building, 201 W 9th St., 785.856.3040, Free