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Adams, Zimmerman will take center stage at AHS annual mtg

July 3, 2012

Indian lore and two local authors will take center stage at the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver's annual meeting Saturday, July 7, starting at 10 a.m., in the large meeting room of the Culver Public Library.

Culver author Marcia Adams' latest novel, "Glowing Fire - Adventures of A Lake Maxinkuckee Girl & A Potawatomi Indian Boy," was released late last year, but this is the first opportunity for the public to hear her discuss the second book in a planned trilogy centered around the adventures of a 19th century girl in the Lake Maxinkuckee area, and her first public book signing. Copies of the book -- currently available in the Antiquarians' Center for Culver History museum at the library -- will be available for purchase.

The program is part of the AHS' joining the community-wide celebration of Culver's Woodcraft Camp's centennial this summer. Specifically, Adams will discuss her research on the prevalent theme of local Potawatomi Indians, correlating with the Woodcraft Camp's longtime themes of Indian lore and history, perhaps best exemplified by its weekly Council Fire Indian dance programs in the Bird Sanctuary.

Joining Adams on the program -- which will also include election of officers and other AHS business -- will be MAJ Dick Zimmerman, director of Indian Lore at the Woodcraft Camp for more than 40 years, and a staff member there for more than 60. Zimmerman will discuss the Indian Lore program, with special emphasis on Council Fires, Indian dance, and related topics. Zimmerman is author of a forthcoming hardcover book on the history of the Woodcraft Camp, which will be released later in July.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information on the AHS, visit culverahs.com, facebook.com/AhsCulver, or email historyofculver@gmail.com.

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