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“Beautiful Building”

Watkins Museum of History
Ranked #15 of 53 things to do in Lawrence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: The Watkins Museum of History tells many stories about the diverse people and events of this area. We have an exciting array of programs and rotating exhibits. Our community room can be rented for events. Our expert staff and volunteers can assist with genealogy and local history research.
Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is worth going to just to see the architecture in the building. The marble mosaic floors and marble wainscot is incredible.

Thank Emily D
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Reviewed September 18, 2012

The newly opened exhibit on Quantrill's Raid "Terror & Triumph" is well worth a visit. This is an important event in the history of Lawrence which occurred in Aug.1863. In 2013 the Museum will commemorate the 150th anniversary of this event and Civil War buffs should take the opportunity to visit since the events surrounding the era of "Bleeding Kansas" are an important part of the nation's history. The Museum is free but donations are always welcomed!

1  Thank Kansas T
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

Don't miss this - we learned a lot about Lawrence's history of civil rights and wrongs.

Thank jobethallen
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Reviewed April 23, 2012

Really enjoyed this museum and the fee was a donation! It even had the first electric car, you should see the size of the battereies. Lots of history! (And current history too)

Thank Darcee C
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Reviewed December 23, 2011

My wife who grew up in Law was eager to see the current display,,,she was very disapointed with the pics and relics that were on display. Not really much to see,,,

1  Thank cedarballs
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