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Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier

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Lawrence commemorates its early history each August around the anniversary of Quantrill's Raid. It's a living history event that focuses on historic Lawrence during the early Territorial days and the Civil War. Many events are free of charge. For details call 1-888-LAWKANS.

Annual Civil War on the Western Frontier

Address : Sites throughout Lawrence Lawrence KS
Phone : 785-856-3040   (Always call and confirm events.)

Admission Fee : Free; varies by event

Civil War

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Carnegie Building

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Lawrence Arts

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Depot and Visitors Center

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Lawrence, KS Railroad History

Douglas County Courthouse

The Douglas County Courthouse was built of native limestone in 1904. It was saved from demolition in the 1960s when a modern courthouse was built, and is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is currently in use by the county.

Lawrence, KS Historic Courthouses

KU Natural History Museum

Established in 1866, this museum is nationally recognized for its public exhibits and collections as well as research and graduate education. The museum's exhibits are housed in Dyche Hall, on the main campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. Dyche Hall is listed on the

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