The Worcester Historical Museum is offering a free lecture on Saturday on a little-known part of New England history: Ku Klux Klan attacks on French Canadian immigrants who came to New England to take jobs in the local mills. Something you may not have know: ” At one point, New England KKK members outnumbered those in the south.”
The lecture is free with museum admission and starts at 10 am.
The T&G reports this morning that Frederick H. Eppinger, head of lead CitySquare investor Hanover, wants to incorporate adjacent Notre Dame des Canadiens Catholic Church, which was closed by the diocese 2 years ago.
Mr. Eppinger said there are no plans to demolish the church structure, which was built in 1929. He said it will no longer serve as a church.
“It’s a pretty massive building,” he said. “There are a lot of possibilities. You have to be thoughtful as to how you use it. It has to go with the overall outlook of the projects. Right now there are a lot of moving pieces with that. We would want to remove the stained glass. It hasn’t been heated, so there could be some other issues.”
This is great news, but what will they use it for?
(Image: Notre Dame des Canadiens Church, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (2.0) image from EdKopp4’s photostream)