Alexandria, MN) -- The Douglas County Library is hosting a unique opportunity to learn how we are not all that different from our ancestors who faced challenging situations. The BUS-eum tour will arrive in Alexandria on Monday, August 2 and is hosted by the Friends of the Douglas County Library.

“We had a chance to choose which historical event to present and we chose the farmer-led rebellion during the Great Depression,” said Library Director Dawn Dailey. “They call it the Cow War and we are looking forward to seeing how and whether this form of social unrest created change.”

The retrofitted school bus will be in the library parking lot from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors will see exhibits and videos. At 2 p.m. on August 2, Dr. Michael Luick-Thrams will present a special in-person program on the Cow War and other farmer rebellions. “By examining this shared heritage, we can see our origins and our possible fates in a new light,” said Luick-Thrams.

This event is free and open to the public.