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John Kinville & the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

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John Kinville & the Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls


Join us at MCPL Wausau as author John Kinville sheds light on a darker era of Wisconsin's history!

In the xenophobic atmosphere of the 1920s and 1930s, Ku Klux Klan activity spiked in Wisconsin and gave rise to Women’s Klan no. 14. This group of women operated the Chippewa Falls chapter of the Klan from 1927 to 1931, calling themselves the Grey Eagles. Kinville, an author and teacher, will share the story of the creation and demise of this chapter of the KKK, how he uncovered the story within the archives of the Wisconsin Historical Society, and turned his research into the book The Grey Eagles of Chippewa Falls

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 715-261-7230.


  • 📅 Thu., 6/25/20, 6:307:45 p.m. @ MCPL Wausau [Community Room (level 2)]

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Learn about a short-lived, all-female chapter of the KKK that operated in the '20s and '30s in Wisconsin. 🖶