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Historic Sites, History Museums & Preservation Related Videos

Douglas County's Historic Sites & Local History Museums

Baldwin City Area:
Santa Fe Trail Association - Douglas County Chapter https://www.santafetrail.org/chapters/douglasco/index.html
Black Jack Battlefield & Nature Park http://www.blackjackbattlefield.org/

Black Jack Ruts (Santa Fe Trail) https://www.nps.gov/places/black-jack-ruts.htm
Black Jack Highway Park https://www.douglascountyks.org/county-parks/black-jack-highway-park

 

Eudora - Eudora Community Museum https://www.cityofeudoraks.gov/100/Eudora-Community-Museum
Lecompton - Territorial Capital Museum and Lane University https://www.lecomptonkansas.com/learn/lane-university-territorial-capital-museum/

Clinton Lake Area:
Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum https://www.wakarusamuseum.org/

Lawrence
Watkins Museum of History https://www.watkinsmuseum.org/

Preservation Related Videos:

1. Historic Barns of Douglas County Kansas
In the spring of 2020 members of the Douglas County Heritage Conservation Council visited six barns. View the video: https://youtu.be/ILUZejTZ_2A

2. Keeping Legends Alive Haskell Indian Nations University

The following is a video that has been funded by the Heritage Conservation Council and developed by Jancita Harrington at the Haskell Cultural Center. The film is entitled, "Keeping Legends Alive," tells the story of the legendary football team at Haskell Indian Nations University and the tribes that built Haskell Stadium and the WWI Memorial Arch, which serves as the entrance to the stadium and has become a local icon. View the video: https://youtu.be/WL7Pu42eNLE