Jim Peters, Director of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and fellow member of Lawrence Central Rotary, tells the story of the underground railroad in Lawrence. The Lane Trail, named for abolitionist James H. Lane, was established… Read More »The Underground Railroad in Lawrence
John Brown as portrayed by Kerry Altenbernd told the story. When Jim Daniels, a slave in Missouri, found that his owner had died, he feared that he and his family would be sold and separated. … Read More »Grover Barn and the Underground Railroad
In addition to the core exhibits about Douglas County history on display at Watkins Museum, such as this 1870s playhouse, there is always something new to see, according to Steve Nowak, Executive Director. Sometimes the… Read More »What’s Up at Watkins Museum of History?