The Great Douglas County History Hunt

The Great Douglas County History Hunt allows you to experience a collection of sites throughout Douglas County that share some of the remarkable histories of the community. Each site has outdoor elements and signs that you can visit safely and socially-distant. Click on each site you want to visit and scroll down to the map to get turn-by-turn directions. (Access turn-by-turn directions by enabling location services on your mobile device.) 


Collect all of the badges to qualify for a prize basket. Winners will be chosen by random drawing on December 2, 2020, and notified by email. Employees of Douglas County history organizations are ineligible.


Badges are earned by visiting each site. As you approach the site, a notification will appear your device; open it to collect the badge. Earned badges will appear at the bottom of this page. Location and notification services must be enabled on your device to receive badge alerts.


If you experience technical difficulties, please contact:

Johnny Szlauderbach

Creative Technology Manager

Freedom's Frontier NHA

jszlauderbach@freedomsfrontier.org


The Great Douglas County History Hunt is a cooperative effort between Freedom’s Frontier National Heritage Area and the organizations focused on each of the sites. We hope you will enjoy programs such as the “Hunt!” Help support programs such as the “Hunt” by clicking the “Donate” button below.

Great History Hunt

Baker Wetlands
Black Jack Battlefield
Constitution Hall
Dole Institute
Explore Lawrence
Eudora Museum
Lawrence Public Library
Oak Hill Cemetery
Old Castle Museum
Santa Fe Trail Ruts
Territorial Capitol
Wakarusa River Valley
Watkins Museum

The Great Douglas County History Hunt is a combined project between eight different heritage organizations — all working to preserve the amazing stories of Douglas County history.