[title] Watkins Community Museum of History, Lawrence, Kansas
Watkins Building facade, Lawrence, KS
Watkins Community Museum of History in Lawrence, Kansas, is run by the Douglas Co. Historical Society. The structure is a treat for the eye and repository of some important local history, including artifacts from Quantrill's raid on Lawrence (Aug.21, 1863) nad native son Langston Hughes,. The Watkins Building was built 1885-1888, as Land Mortage Co./ Watkins National Bank.
stained glass 1 stained glass 2 Statue of Langston Hughes as a boy in Lawrence
Victorian seating interior trim bank tellers' window and electric car elaborate interior door hinge

In Summer 2008 the upstairs gallery at Watkin's included "New Harmonies" a traveling exhibit of the Smithsonian Institution.
New Harmonies, Smithsonian loaned exhibition New Harmonies 2 New Harmonies 3 New Harmonies 4
musical selection Max Yoho makes his choice Max Yoho gets interactive with a musical washboard


All photos © 2008 by Carol Yoho
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