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The Center for Culver History

hosts the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library’s traveling exhibit through July 20th.  The exhibit celebrates the life and work of Indiana’s premier social critic and writer, and features interactive displays and replicas of Kurt, Jr.’s typewriter, Purple Heart and more.

Running along with the Memorial Library display is an exhibit curated by the museum which focuses on the four generations of Vonneguts who built, worked and played on the east shore of Lake Maxinkuckee from the 1870’s.  Display items and objects include generous loans from Bryce and David Bigley, Gary and Katy Lewallen, and turn of the century-era family photographs graciously donated by Janie Lou Bailey (née Mueller).  See the slideshow at the end of this post for a preview.

Inspiring to young and old alike, the exhibit is further proof that the Culver area produces world-class cultural figures and thinkers.  The exhibits are free and open to the public, and the museum Gift Shop will have copies of Majie Alford Failey’s memoir of a young Kurt, Jr., We Never Danced Cheek to Cheek, available for a suggested donation.  The Center for Culver History is open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays to Fridays, and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (574) 842 2941, ext. 218, and you can follow us on Facebook, AhsCulver, or Twitter, @culverahs.


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