11/10/11 As it continues its year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Culver Girls Academy (formerly Culver Academy for Girls), the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop, located at 102 South Main Street in downtown Culver, will host the authors of the upcoming, “Voices of CGA: A History of Culver Girls Academy,” the very first book to chronicle the history of the school.

Former Academies librarian Joan Bess and her daughter, Ginny Bess Munroe (a graduate of CGA) will join CGA Dean of Girls Laura Weaser on Wednesday, Nov. 16, starting at 6 p.m., to discuss the research, writing, and importance of the book — which will be released in 2012 — as well as a discussion of CGA in general: past, present, and future.

Guests will also be given a brief introduction to the museum’s recently-installed exhibit on the girls’ school, which combines artifacts, photos, videos, and information to present an overview of the CAG-CGA’s inception and first four decades. That exhibit will remain available for the public through spring, 2012.

The event is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served.

Information about the Culver Academies Museum & Gift Shop is available at www.culver.org/museum or 574-842-8842.