UPCOMING EVENTS

Please check back frequently as we will continue to update museum activities as we monitor the coronavirus pandemic.

Coming 2021

remembering Richland exhibit

All event dates are subject to change, based on the fluid situation with COVID-19 social distancing. We urge you to call 785-783-4420 before planning any visits to the museum this season.

SEPTEMBER 2020

National Underground Railroad Month

Our museum is one of 21 National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom sites in Kansas that is commemorating this historical era in September. The role that many of the Wakarusa River Valley settlers played in the transport or survival of freedom seekers is captured in our informative Angels of Freedom exhibit. Click HERE to read excerpts from our exhibit. Please feel free to call 785-783-4420 and schedule an appointment to tour.

SEPTEMBER 28, 2020; 6:30 pm

Digital Presentation 

Marin Massa, President of the Clinton Lake Historical Society, will present an online video presentation about Angels of Freedom as part of a series organized and orchestrated by the Freedom's Frontier National Heritage Area. To participate, please pre-register by clicking HERE

NOW THROUGH OCTOBER 31

Museum Available for "By Appointment Only" Visits

To best serve visitors and members while minimizing health concerns, the museum will be limiting access to appointment only visitations until further notice. However, we love visitors so please call the museum's reception desk at 785-783-4420 and leave a message. For a more immediate response, feel free to call Vice President Saundra Hiller directly at 620-654-6143.

MAY 2021

Remembering Richland Featured Exhibit

Due to the continual COVID-19 concerns, the Remembering Richland Exhibit has been postponed for opening until May 2021. We regret that it is not possible to showcase the memories, artifacts and stories at this time.

When we open the exhibit next spring, we plan to have a more comprehensive exhibit than originally anticipated and we are beyond excited to share it with you.

Also postponed until May 2021 (originally planned for this year) are:

VIP Social Event

The VIP Social Date for museum members and exhibit donors.

Richland Community Events & Homecoming Fair

A reenactment of the Richland Homecoming Fair penciled in for next May.

The Museum Board appreciates your understanding and patience during this difficult time of navigating uncharted territories. Please know that we have your health and best interest at heart.

​​Call us:

785-783-4420

Email us:

wakarusavalleymuseum@gmail.com

​Find us: 

716 N 1190 Rd

Lawrence, KS 66047

Open:

June 1 - October 31

By Appointment Only

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