Celebrate National Preservation Month!

  • Watkins Museum of History 1047 Massachusetts Street Lawrence, KS, 66044 United States

In celebration of National Preservation Month, please join the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council and the Lawrence Preservation Alliance in AWalkAboutLawrence- A Walking Tour of Historic Buildings and Public Spaces near 11th and Mass Streets.

Tour guides will lead you on a behind the scenes tour of on-going preservation work at the Watkins Museum of History, an exploration of the Douglas County Courthouse and South Park's historic treasures, and provide you with a glimpse into the history of the commercial block south of 11th Street from Englewood Florist to Fuzzy's Taco Shop. To complete the tour, you will get to explore the 1940 Art Moderne armory, known today as the Lawrence Community Building.

To join us, please meet inside the Watkins Museum of History at 1047 Mass Street by 10:30 a.m. This is a family-friendly tour that encourages an interest in local history and historic preservation.

Donation: $5/adult to benefit the stained glass windows at the Watkins Museum of History. No reservations are required, except for groups of 8 or more.

Have questions? Please contact Jan Shupert-Arick, Heritage Program Coordinator- Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council at the Douglas County Courthouse by email, or by calling 785-330-2878.