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Beyond the Games: Unsung Olympians of Douglas County Exhibit

July 18 @ 12:00 am - November 9 @ 11:59 pm

Support Special Olympics Kansas at the Watkins Museum of History Fundraiser

Join us at the Watkins Museum of History for a unique and inspiring fundraiser in support of Special Olympics Kansas. This exciting event features a special Olympics Exhibit dedicated to the remarkable Kansans who have played pivotal roles behind the scenes at the Olympic Games. The exhibit highlights individuals from Douglas County who have contributed to the Olympics in numerous ways, from coaching on the sidelines to performing in the opening ceremonies. The exhibit is scheduled for July 18 – November 9.

The exhibit is designed to celebrate and honor the contributions of these local heroes, showcasing their dedication and passion for the Olympic movement. As you explore the exhibit, you’ll gain insight into the hard work and commitment required to support athletes on the world stage, and you’ll be inspired by the stories of those who have helped shape the Olympic experience.

Admission to the museum and the exhibit is free, making it an accessible and educational outing for individuals and families alike. While you’re there, we encourage you to support Special Olympics Kansas by making a donation. We have a donation box on-site, and for your convenience, a QR code is available to facilitate online donations. Every contribution helps us continue to provide essential programs and opportunities for our athletes.

The Watkins Museum of History is located at 1047 Massachusetts Street in Lawrence, and is open Tuesday through Sunday, with closures on Mondays. This engaging exhibit and fundraiser provide a perfect opportunity to learn more about the rich Olympic history of Douglas County and to support a fantastic cause.

Don’t miss out on this chance to explore an inspiring exhibit and make a positive impact on the lives of Special Olympics athletes. Visit the Watkins Museum of History, enjoy the Olympic stories, and contribute to the ongoing success of Special Olympics Kansas.

For more information about the exhibit and the museum’s hours, visit here.


July 18 @ 12:00 am
November 9 @ 11:59 pm
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Erin Fletcher


Watkins Museum of History
1047 Massachusetts Street
Lawrence, 66044 United States
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