Darius Puff will speak at Eicher Arts Center

By on November 2, 2016

Darius Puff will share his knowledge of and enthusiasm for his Lenape Native American heritage in a presentation for the public on Nov. 6 at 2 p.m., at the Eicher Arts Center, 409 Cocalico St., in Ephrata Borough’s Grater Park. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided.

The focus of Puff’s program will be on the Lenapes of the 18th Century in Pennsylvania — how they had been impacted by encounters with European traders and colonists in the preceding century and what happened to them. He will bring with him replicas of trade goods, such as a 1740 musket manufactured in Europe for sale to Native Americans, and of Lenape artifacts.

Puff, a retired Berks County police officer, will share stories and legends of the Lenape as well as accounts of Lenape history. His program will include a question and answer period, which can cover topics ranging from Lenape burial practices to Lenape political relations with other Native American tribes.

The non-profit Eicher Arts Center hosts an annual series of cultural and entertainment events at the historic Eicher House, and has a collection of Woodland Native American artifacts and educational materials at the nearby Eicher Sisters House.

For more information, email larkline@aol.com.

About mhunnefield

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *