board and staff exhibits underground railroad feature donation gallery

The Wakarusa River Valley Heritage Museum is located in Bloomington Park East at Clinton Lake just outside of Lawrence, Kansas.

We document the history of this region which has vital connections with Lawrence, Kansas. The area was a key region for the Underground Railroad and a hotbed of abolitionism, and had strong community and family histories for Free State Kansas . The Museum houses a variety of historical records and objects as well as genealogical records and welcomes research requests.

May-September hours
Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Monday- Friday by appointment (see contact information)
Saturday 1:00-5:00 p.m.dfd

Wheelchair accessibility.
Local establishment.


2015 Annual Meeting


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by Clenece Hills