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Watkins Community Museum of History

Watkins Community Museum of History, housed in an 1888-dash built Richardsonian Romanesque building – formerly a bank and mortgage company, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The museum is governed by an eight – member Management Committee as part of the Douglas County Historical Society, which has 23-member Board of Directors. The purpose of the Society is the promotion of historical studies, the collection and preservation of historical materials of Douglas County in particular and the State of Kansas in general. The museum has permanent and temporary exhibits, a research room, a children’s "Hands on History Room", documents, photos and 3-D collections and library.

Visitor Information: Currently open to public.

Location: 1047 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, 66044

National Park Unit: No

Ownership: Judy Sweets, Director

Location Type: Facility

UGRR Operatives: Dr. John Doy,Joel Grover,John Brown