What’s Up at Watkins Museum of History?

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 “new” is an addition to an existing exhibit. For...

Vietnam POW/MIA Wives Challenge Traditional Silence

In the late 1960s, POW/MIA wives bucked government protocol and broke public silence to demand accounting for their husbands and to pursue their safe return after years of imprisonment and torture by the North Vietnamese. Audrey McKanna Coleman, Senior Curator at the...

Celebrating a Rotary Centennial

Lawrence Rotary Club is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year!  Longtime member Andrea Norris outlined the distinguished history of the organization for Lawrence Central members. The Lawrence Rotary Club began in April 1917, just twelve years after Paul Harris...

Long-time Rotarians share their Rotary Stories

Three veteran Rotarians shared their stories with fellow members of Lawrence Central Rotary.  Each found Rotary in an unusual way! Nancy Hause joined Lawrence Central Rotary in 2014.  Prior to that time, she was a member of Lawrence Jayhawk Rotary and Estes Park...