Albert Lea Historical Museum to Feature “Minnesota Hooded History: The KKK in 1920s Minnesota” – Albert Lea Tribune

The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library & Village will host “Minnesota’s Hooded History: The KKK in 1920s Minnesota” with Nancy Vaillancourt Thursday at 7 p.m. at the museum, 1031 Bridge Ave. to Albert Lea. This event is $5 for non-members and free for members.

Nancy Vaillancourt is a southern Minnesota historian and manager of the Blooming Prairie Library. His presentation, “Minnesota’s Hooded History: The KKK in 1920s Minnesota,” explores the roots and role of the Ku Klux Klan in the state’s past, as well as what may have attracted followers in the post-pandemic depression of decade post-war.

This event is open to anyone interested in the history of organized prejudice, nationalism and nativism in our region. For any questions regarding this event, please contact the museum.

The Freeborn County Historical Museum, Library and Village is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1948, committed to building the future by preserving the past. It collects, preserves and tells the story of Freeborn County’s past through museum exhibits, research, collections, tours and educational programs. The museum is located at 1031 Bridge Ave., Albert Lea, MN and can be contacted at 507-373-8003.


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Patrick F. Williams