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Lawrence - 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.


Julie Trowbridge-Alford

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

tony jaa

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

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.

Jenessa Adams

Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Wonderful place to go if you have a free afternoon and you don't want to stay home. Great especially if it's too hot or too cold to be outside. It was fun to learn about Lawrence's history!

Xiaolai Zhou

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017
good to know little history about Lawrence city and ITS free to public.

Watkins Community Museum Of History is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media