Civil War Open House


  • Categories: Community
  • Event posted: July 31, 2011
  • Last updated: Sept. 16, 2014

Event details

The Douglas County Historical Society will host an open house in partnership with other historical organizations in Douglas County from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 11 at the Watkins Community Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts Street.  The program is free and open to the public.  Refreshments will be provided.

Featuring displays, presentations, handout materials, and tours, the open house offers visitors an opportunity to discover how the Civil War affected the lives of the residents of Douglas County and find out more about the historic sites and historical organizations in our community.  A new exhibition, It Happened on Mass Street: 150 Years in Lawrence, chronicling the development of downtown Lawrence will open to the public that evening.  Guided exhibition tours will be offered.

Organizations participating in the open house include the Black Jack Trust, Clinton Lake Historical Society, Douglas County Historical Society, Eudora Area Historical Society, Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area, Lecompton Historical Society, and the Santa Fe Trail Historical Society.

For more information on the Civil War in Douglas County Open House, contact the Watkins Museum at 785 841-4109.


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