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“Indiana: The Everglades of the North”

Hosted by Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County

Join Nancy Germano for her presentation exploring Indiana’s swamps and wetlands.

June 26
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Carnegie Public Library of Steuben County
322 S. Wayne Street
Angola, IN 46703 United States

Event Details

How does learning about the landscape of Indiana’s past, along with the attitudes, beliefs, and actions that modified that landscape, help us understand current issues impacting the environment?

Nancy Germano, Instructor of History, Butler University, will explore the history of Indiana’s swamps and wetlands with both literary and archival examples of lake and swamp drainage, ditch digging, and limestone excavation. This talk challenges participants’ understanding of Indiana’s landscape, while asking us to consider not only current issues (e.g., wetland conservation, economic progress, and flooding) but also how we make future decisions about our local environments.

“Indiana: The Everglades of the North” is being held during Angola’s hosting of Water/Ways. Visit the library’s website for more information.