Landmark Lectures – Con Men & Klansmen: Colorado 100 Years Ago

Landmark Lectures – Con Men & Klansmen: Colorado 100 Years Ago

Wednesday, April 24 from 7 to 9 p.m.

1920s booking mugshot of Len ReameyHear the account of the battles waged by a rookie district attorney against organized crime and the Ku Klux Klan in 1920s Colorado. Alan Prendergast, author of “Gangbuster,” will take us back to this little-known but crucial turning point in the state’s history, a struggle against corruption and extremism that reminds us that the past is closer than we realize.

Prendergast is the author of a true crime book, “The Poison Tree,” and “Gangbuster: One Man’s Battle Against Crime, Corruption, and the Klan”. His work has appeared in Rolling Stone, Outside, the Los Angeles Times, Westword, and other publications, as well as The Best American Sports Writing and The Best American Crime Reporting. He lives in Denver and writes frequently about the justice system, historic crimes, and high-security prisons.


Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with self-guided tours available; presentation begins at 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 (includes appetizers)

 A cash bar will be available with wine, beer and a specialty cocktail.


Special thanks to Biscuits and Berries Catering.

Questions? Please contact us at 303-791-0177.



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