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John D. Buggeln, Ph.D., Master Instructor of the Humanities at the Culver Academies, brought his Humanities and Global Citizenship Honors students to the Museum on Thursday, October 25, for an introduction to some of the resources for research available here. Museum Committee Chair the Very Rev. John Wm. Houghton, Ph.D., showed the students samples of various parts of the Museum collection:

  • from the Culver Citizen archives, front-page coverage of the 1933 bank robbery, and the immediate local response–remembered as heroic in the town, but classified as a classic case of vigilante justice in a recent scholarly study [Paul Musgrave, “‘A Primitive Method of Enforcing the Law’: Vigilantism as a Response to Bank Crimes in Indiana, 1925–1933,” Indiana Magazine of History, Vol. 102, No. 3 (Sep., 2006), pp. 187-219]
  • from the family and individual history files, Dr. Oliver Rea’s discharge paper from the Union Army after the War of the Rebellion (Rea had been captured by Rebels at Gettysburg, but escaped, made his way back to Union lines, and served out the war: he came to Culver from Knox as a physician in 1880, and was also for many years the Culver Military Academy surgeon)
  • from the scrapbook collection, the 1930s photo collection of his great-aunt Ethel Houghton Hoffman, including her photo of the father of one her friends, Leonora: Titanic survivor August “Leo” Wennerstrom (born August Edvard Andersson)
  • road tax records, plat books, and abstracts of title, as means for tracing the history of the ownership of a piece of local property

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Members of Ms. Raeann Stevens’ Digital Citizenship class from Culver Community Middle / High School visited the Museum of Culver and Lake Maxinkuckee History this morning. The seventh graders had a brief tour of the Peterson Room and the current exhibit on farming in Union Township, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at the large portion of the collection which is not on display.

 

You are invited to attend the premiere of the video, Lake Maxinkuckee: A History, on September 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Depot in Culver.  This video, underwritten by the Marshall County Community Foundation, focuses on the history of Lake Maxinkuckee, the town of Culver, Culver Academies, and the community of residents on the lake’s shores.
 
The documentary explores the unique way in which those communities have intersected to create a small, close-knit town and nearby farming area as well as the cultural and literary community, which includes notables like Cole Porter, Lew Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and James Whitcomb Riley. The stories of the Native American community, the ice industry, and the first integrated basketball team will also be told.  
 
There is so much interesting history packed into this video, you won’t want to miss it, if you will be in the Culver area on September 15.
 
The event is open to everyone and is free of charge.
 
We hope to see you there!

It was the year World War I began, though in Culver it was the year electricity arrived in town, the public library was launched, and an array of roads went from muddy wagon tracks to gravel, among other news of note. The entire year’s worth of Culver Citizen newspapers from 1914 is available, full-text and searchable, to add to our existing collection of more than 20 years’ worth of Culver newspapers, which can be accessed here. Choose a link below to start your trip back to 1914!

1914 Culver Citizen newspapers

January – March, 1914

April – June, 1914

July – September, 1914

October – December, 1914

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Culver Citizen, Oct. 1, 1914

Culver Citizen, Oct. 8, 1914

Culver Citizen, Oct. 15, 1914

Culver Citizen, Oct. 22, 1914

Culver Citizen, Oct. 29, 1914

Culver Citizen, Nov. 5, 1914

Culver Citizen, Nov. 12, 1914

Culver Citizen, Nov. 19, 1914

Culver Citizen, Nov. 26, 1914

Culver Citizen, Dec. 3, 1914

Culver Citizen, Dec. 10, 1914

Culver Citizen, Dec. 17, 1914

Culver Citizen, Dec. 24, 1914

Culver Citizen, Dec. 31, 1914

 

 

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

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Culver Citizen, July 2, 1914

Culver Citizen, July 9, 1914

Culver Citizen, July 16, 1914

Culver Citizen, July 23, 1914

Culver Citizen, July 30, 1914

Culver Citizen, Aug. 6, 1914

Culver Citizen, Aug. 13, 1914

Culver Citizen, Aug. 20, 1914

Culver Citizen, Aug. 27, 1914

Culver Citizen, Sept. 3, 1914

Culver Citizen, Sept. 10, 1914

Culver Citizen, Sept. 17, 1914

Culver Citizen, Sept. 24, 1914

 

 

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

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Culver Citizen, April 2, 1914

Culver Citizen, April 9, 1914

Culver Citizen, April 16, 1914

Culver Citizen, April 23, 1914

Culver Citizen, April 30, 1914

Culver Citizen, May 7, 1914

Culver Citizen, May 14, 1914

Culver Citizen, May 21, 1914

Culver Citizen, May 28, 1914

Culver Citizen, June 4, 1914

Culver Citizen, June 11, 1914

Culver Citizen, June 18, 1914

Culver Citizen, June 25, 1914

 

 

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

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Culver Citizen, Jan. 1, 1914

Culver Citizen, Jan. 8, 1914

Culver Citizen, Jan. 15, 1914

Culver Citizen, Jan. 22, 1914

Culver Citizen, Jan. 29, 1914

Culver Citizen, Feb. 5, 1914

Culver Citizen, Feb. 12, 1914

Culver Citizen, Feb. 19, 1914

Culver Citizen, Feb. 26, 1914

Culver Citizen, March 5, 1914

Culver Citizen, March 19, 1914

Culver Citizen, March 26, 1914

 

 

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

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