Kansas Riverkings Museum

Kansas Riverkings Museum The History of the Kansas Riverkings who lived and survived off the Kaw River! These men were great river adventurers caring for themselves and community
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Kansas River history museum focused on the 100 year past of the commercial fishing industry on the Kaw!

05/25/2020
05/23/2020

Lily Dover (2 years old), great great granddaughter of Riverking Richard Higgins catches her first fish today 🥰

On scene shooting for “Then Three Were Taken!”
05/21/2020

On scene shooting for “Then Three Were Taken!”

05/17/2020

At Kaw Point today we saw an awesome sight making its way up the Missouri River!

05/07/2020

We’ve received notice tonight that we have “final approval” for moving a new Riverkings exhibit into the Eudora History Museum. Our goal is set for June. Watch our page for updates.

04/22/2020
03/31/2020

FYI: Happy to announce the Kansas Riverkings will be opening an exhibition at the Eudora Community Museum. Many thanks to Ben Terwilliger for working to make this possible. We expect to have it in place by summer but will update here as information becomes available!

03/14/2020

FYI: The Riverkings are no longer located at Springhill Suites hotel. Our mobile exhibition, film screenings, and presentations are available as usual. We’ll update when we have relocated. Thank you for your patience.

03/12/2020
Then Three Were Taken

Then Three Were Taken

Hello film followers! We’re in the very early stages of thinking about a major fundraising event including screening of behind the scenes clips, author presentation, music, silent auction, and food. If you or someone you know could help with the planning please contact our producer at [email protected] or one of our directors at [email protected]
We’re hoping to hold this event the end of June.

03/12/2020

ATTENTION: We’re working on plans for a new exhibition site outside of Lawrence. Watch for details to come in April 🤗

03/10/2020
BBC Earth

Just for the fun of it!!

This fish can walk on land and breathe air!

Then Three Were Taken
02/23/2020

Then Three Were Taken

Behind the scenes during today’s filming!

Our first day of filming begins tomorrow!!
02/22/2020

Our first day of filming begins tomorrow!!

Thank you to the Jacobson’s for finding and sharing this old image in front of Richard Higgins fish market. Approximatel...
02/02/2020

Thank you to the Jacobson’s for finding and sharing this old image in front of Richard Higgins fish market. Approximately 1970

Happy Kansas Day from the Kansas Riverkings Museum!!
01/29/2020

Happy Kansas Day from the Kansas Riverkings Museum!!

01/23/2020
Kansas Riverkings Digital Museum

Be sure to join our digital museum page!

Hello friends of the Kansas Riverkings!
This page is being created to bring artifacts, textual information, stories, and other items typically viewed at our museum exhibit to you online. We’re a work in progress so please follow along.

Lawrence Kansas Parks and Recreation
01/08/2020

Lawrence Kansas Parks and Recreation

Watching Winter Eagles is a winter afternoon field trip to observe wintering bald eagles along the Kaw River at Clinton Lake and Perry Lake. Bring binoculars and cameras to capture images. Offered 9a-12p Thursday, 1/9 and 1/16. Register online, visit: http://lprd.org/activity?n=123220

Interested in having a copy of the book that came before the film , “When Kings Reigned”? It’s simple as 1,2,3https://bo...
01/06/2020
When Kings Reigned

Interested in having a copy of the book that came before the film , “When Kings Reigned”? It’s simple as 1,2,3

https://books.google.com/books/about/When_Kings_Reigned.html?id=P91CDwAAQBAJ

When Kings Reigned tells the story of a long ago battle that took place on the Kansas River in Lawrence Kansas. Runaway slave, Jake Washington, appears in Lawrence before 1870 and establishes himself as a commercial fishermen situated directly on the water. Soon after Abe Burns and other men like Wa...

01/05/2020
Then Three Were Taken

Please follow our film page to stay up to date on all the work we’re doing!

https://m.facebook.com/thenthreeweretaken/

In June of 1882 a group of Lawrence Kansans took the streets killing three in a lynching on the Kansas River bridge. Over 135 years later we remember what happened in this re-enactment titled, “Then Three Were Taken”.

Our film team has had its initial meeting preparing for scene shots in the next month!
01/04/2020

Our film team has had its initial meeting preparing for scene shots in the next month!

From your friends at the Kansas Riverkings Museum!
12/31/2019

From your friends at the Kansas Riverkings Museum!

I know this is an unusual request for a river history museum to ask, but she’s special. Molly needs a chance to help oth...
12/29/2019
Click here to support Molly’s surgery organized by Kristin Dunn

I know this is an unusual request for a river history museum to ask, but she’s special. Molly needs a chance to help others as a therapy dog. As animal and nature loving people, I know you realize how much of a difference animals make in our lives. Any amount helps and so does sharing. Thank you so much 😊

Kristin Dunn Molly’s surgery I am a social worker. It’s not uncommon to run into families financially struggling who can’t take care of their pets. I met Mol

Merry Christmas from the Kansas Riverkings Museum ❤️
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from the Kansas Riverkings Museum ❤️

Reminder for those not watching the Chiefs game tomorrow..... When Kings Reigned at 12:58 channel 11.1 on PBS
12/14/2019
Episode Information - KTWU

Reminder for those not watching the Chiefs game tomorrow..... When Kings Reigned at 12:58 channel 11.1 on PBS

Our director has placed a small amount of images related to the Kansas Riverkings in Lawrence Public Library's digital c...
12/04/2019
Search (112 total) · Digital Douglas County History

Our director has placed a small amount of images related to the Kansas Riverkings in Lawrence Public Library's digital collection. The items are meant to be used for research purposes and public enjoyment. Let us know if you have any questions or images of items you would like to add [email protected]

A history portal for Douglas County, Kansas brought to you by The Watkins Museum of History and Lawrence Public Library

12/01/2019
Kansas Riverkings Museum

Kansas Riverkings Museum

We’ve decided to go ahead and begin sharing our promo clip for “Then Three Were Taken.” This documentary film project is a work in progress with lots of resources needed. If you have questions about being a part of our team or would like to donate to the project email us at [email protected]. Watch for our fundraiser to go up soon.

Listen at the halfway mark approximately 30-35 minutes in to hear our director and NAACP President Ursula Minor, talking...
11/27/2019
11 - 19 - 19 ATTR w/ Hank Booth

Listen at the halfway mark approximately 30-35 minutes in to hear our director and NAACP President Ursula Minor, talking about important works going on.

Listen to 11 - 19 - 19 ATTR w/ Hank Booth by KLWN #np on #SoundCloud

I’m pretty sure the cute little kids fishing on the cover are related to our own Jake Washington (Clark Lyles)
11/27/2019

I’m pretty sure the cute little kids fishing on the cover are related to our own Jake Washington (Clark Lyles)

Enrollment has begun! The 2020 Winter/Spring Activities Guide is in the Lawrence Journal-World today! Enrollment begins online now and 8 am tomorrow at LPRD facilities. An advanced pdf copy can be found on the LPRD website.

https://lawrenceks.org/lprd/winterspring20/

11/25/2019

We’ve decided to go ahead and begin sharing our promo clip for “Then Three Were Taken.” This documentary film project is a work in progress with lots of resources needed. If you have questions about being a part of our team or would like to donate to the project email us at [email protected]. Watch for our fundraiser to go up soon.

11/18/2019

Tune into KLWN 1320 am radio tomorrow/ Tuesday morning 8:30 am to hear Riverkings Director and NAACP President talking about an upcoming program.

Operation Wildlife brought their large bird friends to our Living River Festival this past July of 2019. Look at the fun...
11/17/2019

Operation Wildlife brought their large bird friends to our Living River Festival this past July of 2019. Look at the fun things they’re doing now, Nice work OWL!

On Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm, the OWL facility at 23375 Guthrie Road in Linwood, KS will be open for their Santa Claws celebration.
They will serve hot cocoa, cookies and cider!
Can’t choose your favorite critter, or don’t have time to shop? Then donate financially to support Operation WildLife so they can support future generations of babies and injured wildlife. Either way, come bearing gifts for us, the animals, and enjoy OWL’s hospitality. PLEASE NOTE please refer to the updated current November wish list when selecting your gifts for the critters 🦉😌

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Springhill Suites/ Marriott: 1 Riverfront Plaza
Lawrence, KS
66044

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The ice of 1910 that took out part of the Kansas River Bridge.
Well the cat's out of the bag as I didn't realize my discussions with the city would be made so public.. Yes, as Riverkings director I'm working with the neighborhood and city officials to make this happen. If you feel so inclined to write a quick note of support please do so right away! [email protected]
Very nice event at the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium on Thursday night great job