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Watkins Community Museum Of History

1047 Massachusetts Street
785- 841-4109


The Douglas County Historical Society encourages civic engagement by supporting the research and interpretation of county history through active exhibits and thought-provoking educational programs.


The Douglas County Historical Society values a variety of perspectives on the struggles for freedom.


Crysy Brawley

Sunday, June 17, 2018
If I had more time, I would have spent it at this amazing little museum; A great look back at how the history we know affected Lawrence. Not a lot of exhibits, but a lot of info on what they do have, and how it fits in with today.

Joe Waxse

Friday, June 22, 2018
60's counter-culture exhibit elicited some stong recollections!

tony jaa

Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018
Awesome history and and it contributes to lots of local groups #stampclub thanks watkins

Julie Trowbridge-Alford

Monday, March 19, 2018
Wonderful building,helpful docents,great programs, interesting exhibits (Lawrence in the 60's), which rotate.

Melissa KF

Thursday, May 4, 2017
I love this museum and will always duck inside when I'm downtown on a rainy day. The staff is wonderful and have their own stories to tell. There are always things to see and exhibits to enjoy. My favorite is the Archive Room where you can spend hours enjoying books, articles, and documents on local history. The staff in the Archive room is very helpful and will do what they can to help you find what you are looking for.

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