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Antiquarian & Historical Society
P. O. Box 125, Culver, IN 46511

Background
A February 15, 1858, newspaper notice told of plans for a meeting to organize an “Antiquarian and Historical Society”in Union Town (Culver). No more is known of that 19th century endeavor. However, in the 1990s, a group of people began meeting informally, to exchange observations about local history and show artifacts they had saved. Thus was the current Antiquarian and Historical Society born, with Jim Peterson as its first  president. Membership increased and activities included regular meetings in historic buildings, ice cream socials and a quarterly newsletter. Besides creating a museum, the group has established Heritage Park, replaced the lighthouse in the Culver Town Park, gained the designation of three historic districts on the National Register, created a historical CD Rom and reprinted several historical documents that shed light on the unique communities that grew up around Lake Maxinkuckee.

Photos provided by the Culver Union Township Public Library: http://www.culver.lib.in.us/culver_photos_latest.htm

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Last Updated: Apr 16, 2007 6:09 PM