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Examining a Challenging Past:The KKK in 1920’s Bayfield

September 7 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

In 1920s Bayfield, Pine River Klan No. 69 of the Klu Klux Klan numbered more than 100 members. A century later, the community will gather to examine this chapter of the town’s past. Why should we care? What can we learn from hateful history and how can it help us move forward? A panel discussion will feature experts from Bayfield’s history museum, Fort Lewis College, and the Center of Southwest Studies at Fort Lewis College, which has housed a collection of KKK records and artifacts from Bayfield discovered above an old commercial garage and donated nearly 40 years ago.

This program is part of History Live!, a series of events celebrating the humanities in September in Southwest Colorado.

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395 Bayfield Center Drive
Bayfield, CO 81122 United States
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(970) 884-2222
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