Events Calendar

Events are free and take place in a variety of locations and formats. The Museum is committed to accessibility for all visitors. Our efforts are ongoing. To request an accommodation for an upcoming event, please contact the Museum in advance at spencerart@ku.edu or 785.864.4710.

August 20

Activity

CIVIL WAR ON THE BORDER BLEEDING KANSAS BUS TOURS

9AM – 3PM
Watkins Museum of History, 1047 Massachusetts St

This tour will take visitors to a series of stops related to the Bleeding Kansas conflict, including a special display of prints by Jacob Lawrence about abolitionist John Brown at the Spencer Museum. These two-hour tours are offered at 9AM, 12PM, and 3PM and require tickets purchased in advance. This event is part of Civil War on the Border, Douglas County's annual heritage festival on August 20–22 commemorating Quantrill's Raid and Lawrence's role in the Civil War. Learn more about the festival at https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/cwb. To purchase your bus tour tickets online, visit https://douglas-county-historical-society.networkforgood.com/events/31904-civil-war-on-the-border-bus-tours.

Sponsored By: Watkins Community Museum of History, Spencer Museum of Art