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Libraries and Museums

Libraries and Museums
Libraries and museums in the area.

KU Natural History Museum

Founded in 1864, the KU Natural History Museum houses 50,000 square feet of exhibits on four floors, including a panorama of North American wildlife, recognized as one of the largest and oldest dioramas in the world; the flora and fauna of the Great Plains; vertebrate and invertebrate fossils; and live snakes and bees. (Source: http://naturalhistory.ku.edu/our-history)

KU Spencer Museum of Art

The KU Spencer Museum of Art, located on the University of Kansas campus in Lawrence, houses an internationally-known collection that is deep and diverse, currently numbering nearly 36,000 artworks and artifacts in all media. (Source: http://www.spencerart.ku.edu/about/)

Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library

The Michael J. Malone Douglas County Law Library provides print resources for a Kansas-based practice and electronic resources including the Lexis on-line legal database. All Library users have free access to all of the Library's resources. The Law Library is open to everyone. The public has access 12 hours per week and attorneys who have been issued keys have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Source: http://www.douglascolawlibrary.org/)

Old Castle Museum

As the first home of Baker, Old Castle was once known as "The College Building," because at that time it was the first and only college building in the state. Now as a museum, The Old Castle houses artifacts from early Kansas, Methodist, and Baker history. (Source: http://www.bakeru.edu/old-castle-museum)

Eudora Area Historical Society/Eudora Community Museum

The Eudora Area Historical Society operates the Eudora Community Museum. The Museum displays numerous exhibits devoted to Eudora’s history. Themes explored in the museum include Shawnee Indians, Western Expansion, the Oregon Trail, Eudora and the Civil War, Eudora as it developed in the late 19th Century, Eudora’s African-American Community and the Sunflower Ammunition Plant. (Source: http://www.cityofeudoraks.gov/index.aspx?NID=100)

Watkins Museum of History

The Watkins Museum is operated by the Douglas County Historical Society. The museum is housed in the 1888 Watkins Land Mortgage and National Bank Building, provides educational resources and activities, programs and public events, and changing exhibits that explore the heritage of Douglas County and connect the past with issues that affect our communities today. (Source: http://www.watkinsmuseum.org/)