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Night at Your Museum

Date: 
February 6, 2019 - 7:00pm8:30pm
Location: 
Oak Park River Forest Museum
129 Lake St
Oak Park, IL 60302
United States
Description: 

This evening will include a gallery talk with Dr. Sarah Doherty, Historical Society Board Member and Professor of History at North Park University, on the women's chapter of the Ku Klux Klan that formed in Oak Park in the 1920s. Learn more about this dark and largely unknown chapter of Oak Park's history.

Sarah Doherty is a longtime resident of Oak Park and earned her doctorate degree in Public History from Loyola University Chicago. Dr. Doherty wrote her dissertation "Aliens Found In Waiting" using the records of Oak Park's chapter of the Women's Ku Klux Klan.

This event is included with the price of museum admission; members are always free.

In addition to regular museum hours, OPRF Museum is open from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of select months, so check our web calendar to plan your next visit.