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 Summer is slowly fading away but we still have some exciting events to complete your summer!

“Survivors of the Titanic”:  August 16, 2014                  

Jeff Kenney will be giving another one of his informative Power Points on how the Titanic disaster had roots in Culver.  Culver was home to a survivor of the Titanic disaster and a man who lost his entire family.  Come and listen to the interesting tales of how these two men’s lives were intertwined because of this horrible fate.  It is a on Saturday, August 16, 2014. The event will be held at the Culver Public Library at 10:00 a.m.

 

“Unmask Preservation”: September 13, 2014

Join Kurt Garner as he “Unmasks Preservation.” Are you taking advantage of the history of your house? Do you know about exterior and interior easements?   Join us at 4:00 p.m. for Wine and Cheese at the Historic Vonnegut Home located on the East Shore.

 

Annual Ice Cream Social: August 30, 2014

The Society will also be present at the “Gift of Warmth and L’Max Film Fest” at the Town Park serving root beer floats or ice cream and cake.

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A look at the great crimes of Culver’s past is on tap for Saturday, July 12, starting at 10 a.m. as part of the annual meeting of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver.
The event will take place in the large meeting room of the Culver Public Library, 107 N. Main Street in downtown Culver.
Speaker Jeff Kenney will examine some of the more memorable crimes — from bank robberies to murder mysteries, to just plain odd cases — via an audio-visual Power Point presentation, following the business portion of the meeting.

bank robbery 1933


bank robbery 1933

Then-Culver Citizen editor M.R. Robinson holds the special edition of the paper following the 1933 robbery of the State Exchange bank in Culver.

The event is free and open to the public. Those with questions may email historyofculver@gmail.com or call 574-635-0053 (a local number even if not an “842″ prefix).

After months of planning and effort, the newly renamed museum has opened at 102 W. Jefferson Street, Suite B (south entrance of the First Farmers Bank and Trust Building in downtown Culver)! The museum can be reached by phone at 574-635-0053.

We’re sharing space with the newly-opened Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee Visitor Center, and both entities held their grand openings in June during the Taste of Culver festival. Read more in the Culver Citizen coverage of the event, here.

The museum’s expanded hours are:

Monday: 9 am- 1 pm – Tuesday: Closed  – Wednesday: 10 am- 6 pm  – Thursday: 10 am- 6 pm – Friday: 10 am- 5 pm – Saturday: 9 am – 3 pm – Sunday: Closed .

Stop in and say hello to our Museum Director, Anna Campbell, and check out the new exhibits, including the ever-popular life-size recreated Lake Maxinkuckee steamboat!

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Culver Citizen, Oct. 4, 1979

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The Culver Citizen is presented by permission of the Pilot News Group for the nonprofit uses of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver.

Tickets are selling fast for “Broadway Musical Moments” (June 7, 7:30 p.m. at the Legion Building at the Culver Academies). Dr. Charles Webb (pictured at left) will lead music with vocalists; with reception after the performance (see our spring newsletter here for more information on the event).

And mark your calendars for this summer’s other AHS events:

Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee Museum of History grand re-opening (more details to come, and available here). (Sat., June 14, 1 p.m. as part of Taste of Culver at Jefferson and Main Streets).
Annual AHS meeting (July 12, 10 a.m. at the Culver Public Library), with Jeff Kenney presenting a look at police work and the major crimes of Culver’s past.

There is so much that is shady in the story of the Huckleberry Queen (August 16, 10 a.m. at the Culver Library large conference room); stories can only be whispered or told in secret. Come and enjoy Anna Liechty, from Plymouth, as she tells the story of the “Confessions of the Huckleberry Queen.”

Preserving your historic home – myths and answers, with preservation architect Kurt Garner, will be the topic at the AHS’ annual wine and cheese gathering in September (exact date and details to be announced).

For more information, email historyofculver@gmail.com, or call 574-635-0053.

Click here to read the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver’s Spring, 2014 newsletter, which was featured in the April 17, 2014 Culver Citizen newsletter. Included are updates on museum progress, meeting our new museum director, this summer’s concert event, and more!

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Culver Citizen, July 5, 1979

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Culver Citizen, Sept. 27, 1979

 

 

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Culver Citizen, April 5, 1979

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Culver Citizen, June 28, 1979

 

 

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Culver Citizen, Jan. 4, 1979

Culver Citizen, Jan. 11, 1979

Culver Citizen, Jan. 18, 1979

Culver Citizen, Feb. 1, 1979

Culver Citizen, Feb. 8, 1979

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Culver Citizen, March 8, 1979

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Culver Citizen, March 29, 1979

 

 

The Culver Citizen is presented by permission of the Pilot News Group for the nonprofit uses of the Antiquarian and Historical Society of Culver.

Prospective volunteers came

past the AHS Museum’s table during the annual Clubs and Organizations Fair at the Culver Union Township Public Library last month.  Members of the public got a glimpse of a floorplan for the new museum space, located next door to the Carnegie building in the Jefferson Street entrance to the First Farmers Bank building.  The museum space is currently undergoing construction ahead of a March re-opening.


Those stopping by the table also had a chance to meet the incoming Director, Anna Campbell – as well as the new Director’s daughter, Annemarie.  Anna will be working closely with both the Museum and Tourism Center Committees in the coming months, and would be glad for help from any members of the public with time to help aid in the preservation of Culver’s history.


Simply follow the link to see our website’s Volunteer section, where you can find more information on upcoming service opportunities, applications, and more.  Thank you for your support!

Anna Campbell, left, and outgoing Director Gregory Waksmulski man the recruitment table

Bridging the gap with the help of little Annemarie

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