The Clash of Cultures
By Raymond Cianfrini
The 2018 Annual Meeting of the Lima Historical Society will include dinner at the American Hotel, followed by a brief business meeting of the association. We will then reconvene across the street at the Lima Town Hall for a program by Raymond Cianfrini, a retired attorney and Genesee County legislator from Oakfield, NY. His subject, “The Clash of Cultures, ” involves the rise of the “northern” Ku Klux Klan in Genesee County during the early 20th century. He will discuss how this rather surprising development followed a substantial influx of immigrants into the county at that time, and the resulting resentment that precipitated the movement. Mr. Cianfrini is currently working on a book on this subject.
The Annual Dinner will be held at 2 PM at the American Hotel. Open to the public. Reservations are required for dinner. Be sure to check your Yellow Wasp for your Dinner Reservation Form. For more information about dinner reservations contact Gail Fuller at (585) 624-7542.
Mr. Cinafrini’s illustrated presentation will follow at the Lima Town Hall at ca. 3:30 pm. Free and open to the public.