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GRAND OPENING MAY 18 – 7 TO 9 PM

May 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

$5.00

Redwood County Museum has new Exhibit

“CRIME & PUNISHMENT IN REDWOOD COUNTY”

This summer the Redwood County Museum will have a new display featuring some of the weapons used in early crimes in Redwood County. It was a lawless time in the early days of Redwood County resulting in much crime and violence. Omitting the Sioux uprising, there were 20 violent deaths at the hands of other people in the county’s first century. In 1888, there were three high-profile murders, two in 1897, four in 1899, two in 1909, seven in 1917; and others, with about one per year. There were numerous attempted and successful bank robberies, many assaults, larcenies, embezzlements, burglaries, frauds, forgeries, arson, bootlegging and many other crimes that can be committed by man, putting Redwood County in the headlines quite frequently. But of course, because of their violence, murders usually got the most attention. March 24, 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the “Kleeman Ax Murders”. It was reported that William Kleeman, a young Clements farmer, killed his wife and four small children with an ax while they slept, and then hung himself in the kitchen. The ax used in this ghoulish crime will be on display throughout the summer. William and 2 oldest children are buried in Redwood Falls Cemetery; Maud and 2 youngest
are buried in a local cemetery.

  

Details

Date:
May 18, 2017
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cost:
$5.00
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Organizer

Phone:
507-641-3329

Venue

Redwood County Museum
913 W. Bridge Street
Redwood Falls, MN 56283 United States
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Phone:
507-641-3329