Update: Tonight’s talk has been cancelled due to unsafe weather conditions and will be rescheduled.
Weather permitting, Courtney Cottrell is set to give a talk on the Brothertown Indians tonight (March 1, 2017) at 6pm CT at the Chilton Public Library in Wisconsin. This talk will simultaneously be live streamed through the internet via Zoom. The Calumet County Historical Society is hosting the event and it is free and open to the public.
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Media Contacts: Debbie Barany 920-418-1173, Terry Friederichs 920-849-4042, Mike Pichee 920-216-7461 or Info@CalumetCountyHistoricalSociety.org
Calumet County Historical Society to sponsor talk on the Brothertown Indian Nation
The Calumet County Historical Society is sponsoring a talk by Courtney Cottrell at the Chilton Public Library on March 1 at 6:00 pm. Courtney is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the Brothertown Indian Nation and is a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. The Brothertown Nation settled on the Eastern shore of Lake Winnebago in the early 1800’s; a portion of that area is in Calumet County.
“This is the first time our organization has asked a speaker to give a presentation. It’s great that Courtney is available to share her knowledge.” said Debbie Barany from the Calumet County Historical Society. “We really hope to have a nice turn out for Courtney’s talk!” Barany added.
The Historical Society has windows from the First Methodist Episcopal Church in its museum. That church was where the tribe held many meetings in the past. The church was located on the corner of 151 and county H. Courtney’s talk is expected to last about an hour; It will touch on the Brothertown Nation’s history, the challenges they faced in the past, those that they deal with in the present, as well as their rich culture. There will be time for questions after the presentation. All are welcome; there is no cost to the public for this event.
About Courtney Cottrell
Courtney Cottrell is the Brothertown Indian Nation Tribal Historic Preservation Officer (THPO) and a Doctoral Candidate in Anthropology at the University of Michigan. Along with her tribal responsibilities and commitment to a strong cultural future for the Brothertown she studies diversity in academic institutions, mainly museums. Her interests include sharing expertise between Native Americans and Western cultures through museum collaborations.
About The Calumet County Historic Society & Museum
In 1961, county veterinarian Dr. Royal Klofanda converted an old hatchery on his Reed Street property in Chilton to house his personal collection of antique farm and home implements. In September of 1967 ground was broken for the first of two 40 x 100 foot steel buildings that house the artifacts today. The museum is open each Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 from June to September. It is located one mile south of Chilton on Irish Road just off Hwy 57. The museum does not charge admission and is funded mostly by the generosity of current and past society members. Donations are always appreciated.