MINNEAPOLIS — The Hennepin History Museum will host a Fireside Chat talk and book signing on Sunday, March 8th, 2015, at 2 p.m. at 2303 Third Ave S., Minneapolis, MN 55404. This presentation will feature historian, author, and teacher Elizabeth Dorsey Hatle, and her book, “Ku Klux Klan in Minnesota.”
The Ku Klux Klan was active throughout the nation including Minnesota during the 1920s. Dorsey Hatle will talk about this rarely-acknowledged chapter of local history — the rise and fall of the Klan in Minnesota, their propaganda, political aspirations, as well as Hennepin County Attorney Floyd Olson’s successful prosecution of five Minneapolis Klan members.
Books will be available for sale.
Limited free parking available on-street and in our rear parking lot. Pay parking is available in the adjacent MIA lot.
Fireside Chats are included FREE with museum admission ($5 for adults, $1 children and seniors, free for HHM members). Hennepin History Museum is not handicapped-accessible.
The Hennepin History Museum has been collecting, protecting, and presenting Hennepin County history since 1938.