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Collins Library is the Baker University Library but also houses the Methodist Historical Library and two of the nation's top collections - The Quayle Rare Bible Collection and Rev. Coole's Ancient Chinese Coin Collection.
The library also houses an authentic 18Baldwin City, KS Historic Libraries
The 3-story native sandstone Castle was the first home of Baker University, Kansas' oldest 4-year college. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places , it was built in 1857 and 1858, at a cost of $3,200 and includes native wood - mostly walnut - woodwork. It provided a "Baldwin City, KS Museums
The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum has a small but rich collection of local memorabilia including exhibits on the original African-American settlements in the area, the "Border Wars" and the Underground Railroad that passed through the area.Lawrence, KS Museums
The Watkins Museum anchors the south end of downtown on Massachusetts Street. The three-story red brick building houses exhibits and artifacts of the area's history, including a display on the history of basketball. Current exhibits include "Early Settlement," which details Lawrence as an 1850'Lawrence, KS Museums
The Hobbs Park Memorial is a new public monument located in historic Old East Lawrence, which builds upon the community's abolitionist roots and reminds our state and nation of the viligance and sacrifice freedom requires. The monument is comprised of an 1860s masonry dwelling, the Murphy/Lawrence, KS Memorials
The University of Kansas' $14.3 million performing arts center will enthrall you with Broadway favorites, magical family entertainment, breathtaking dance and elegant music. Ranked by International Arts Manager Magazine as one of "The Top U.S. University Presenters,"Lawrence, KS Arts
This chapel's history takes a little more than a glance to read, but the story of its transport from a small town in England to its resurrection at Baker University is remarkable.
In 1864, after nearly six decades of meeting in local homes, a small Methodist congregation in Sproxton (Baldwin City, KS Historic Churches