Did you know that the free-state town of Lawrence endured one of the most violent attacks leading up to the American Civil War? Have you heard that Lawrence is the only place where you can view Dr. James Naismith's Original Rules of "Basket Ball"? Explore these stories and more at Lawrence's museums. An assortment of topics including local and regional history, natural history and science, politics, athletics, and arts and culture are examined at our community and University museums. Changing and interactive exhibits help visitors dig deep into these topics and help provide a better understanding of the community and our world.