Category: Kansas History

Bill Self: A Kansas University Legend

Kansas University is fortunate to have Bill Self as a head coach. Rather than bore you with statistics, here’s what you need to know: as head coach, he has had a winning record. And, he’s fairly young– in fact, in 2020, he became the second-youngest coach to claim 700 NCAA Division I victories, so that’s… Read more »

Fun Things to Do in Lawrence, Kansas

Have you ever been to Lawrence, Kansas? It’s home to the University of Kansas as well as Massachusetts Street, one of the most beautiful main streets in the Midwest, and, perhaps, America. Lawrence is a true “college town,” bustling with students when school is in session. Go for a Stroll So, if you do come… Read more »

Top Traditions at the University of Kansas

Framewoods Gallery is known in Lawrence, Kansas, for selling KU (The University of Kansas) memorabilia. What are some KU traditions? First, there’s the famous Jayhawk, the beloved mascot for KU teams. What is a Jayhawk? It’s a mythical bird that was born out of the struggles of early Kansas settlers. Back in the 1800s, pioneers… Read more »

The Early Beginnings of Kansas University

Framewoods Gallery is in Lawrence, Kansas. Lawrence is the sixth-largest city in Kansas, located in the northeastern part of the state, between the Kansas and Wakarusa Rivers. It’s a college town, primarily known for Kansas University and its top-notch sports teams. There are almost 100,000 people in Lawrence, Kansas, these days. Lawrence was founded as… Read more »

Why John Brown is an Important Figure in Kansas History

John Brown Jayhawk 13" Tal Statue

Before the Civil War, John Brown was a leading figure in the abolitionist movement to put an end to slavery. Unlike others around him at the time, he wasn’t a pacifist. Instead, he believed aggressive action should be taken against slaveholders and the government officials who enabled them. At one time, he made the declaration… Read more »

Fun Facts You May Not Know About Kansas University

At Framewoods Gallery, we’re known for Kansas University memorabilia and more. We love the school and its teams. How can you not love a school that has produced some of the best sports legends of the past 100 years or so? From Wilt Chamberlain to Danny Manning, and Gale Sayers to Mario Chalmers, Kansas University,… Read more »

Honor Kansas Basketball History With a James Naismith Bronze Maquette

One of the most unique items Framewoods Gallery sells is the James Naismith Bronze Maquette. It’s a 12-inch tall bronze replica of James Naismith’s statue located at the Allen Fieldhouse on the campus of the University of Kansas in Lawrence. By the way, if you’re not familiar with the word “maquette,” it’s defined as a… Read more »

Why Frank Mason is a Beloved Kansas Jayhawk Basketball Player

Frank Mason

Many players come through a college basketball program, but few have the impact and charisma to leave an indelible mark that turns them into legends. While Kansas basketball has had the good fortune of having myriad talented players come through the doors, it’s not always the most skilled ones who leave the biggest mark. Once… Read more »

What You Should Know About The Allen Fieldhouse

Allen Field House

For over 60 years, the University of Kansas Jayhawks have played at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The hallowed venue has become one of college basketball’s most historically significant and prestigious buildings. It has hosted more than three dozen NCAA tournament games over the years. More Than Just a Basketball Venue Besides sports, the… Read more »

A Look at the History of the Kansas Jayhawk

Kansas Jayhawk

When people visit Kansas, they’re sometimes surprised to see that there aren’t actually Jayhawks flying around everywhere. There is a good reason for that: Jayhawks are mythical birds, not real ones. Nevertheless, that doesn’t mean that the Kansas Jayhawk hasn’t played an important role in the state over the years. The bird, which is the… Read more »