Digital Detectives

I don’t often read true crime—to keep my faith in humanity somewhat intact, I usually like my murder mysteries to be fictional. But when I heard about local authors/father-and-daughter duo Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James and their history-true crime crossover, The Man From the Train, I had to take a peek. The Man From…
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You Are Local History

Lawrence Stories What does an inclusive history of Lawrence look like? I’ve been thinking about this question during my time as the Hall Center intern here at the Lawrence Public Library. My main project this summer is to digitize community history: Lawrence community members can bring in objects that tell a story about Lawrence and…
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Digital Douglas County History: Get Digging!

Do you enjoy spelunking for local history? If so, we’ve got a goldmine for you: in January of 2017, we launched a new tool for digging into our community’s past–the Digital Douglas County History portal. This project, a collaborative venture of the Watkins Community Museum, the Douglas County Genealogical Society, and the Lawrence Public Library…
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