The Marshall County Historical Society will host their Brown Bag Lunch Event on Friday, July 7th from Noon – 1:00 p.m. This Brown Bag event features Blake Norton, director of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center. Norton will speak on the Seven Fires Prophecy, key spiritual teachings for Potawatomi which suggests that the different colors and traditions of human beings can come together on a basis of respect.  Please note that this is the first Friday in July, not the usual second Friday.

Norton is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, receiving an M.A. in Museum Studies in 2010 and a B.A. in Anthropology in 2004. As a student, he worked stints at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Oklahoma Archeological Survey, and Oklahoma History Center. Blake served as Curator of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation Cultural Heritage Center from 2005 to 2023, with a recent appointment to director of the Cultural Heritage Center. He has served on numerous committees and presented at various conferences as an expert on Native museums, cultural centers, and educational institutions, and as a scholar of Bodéwadmi (Potawatomi) and Neshnabek history and culture.

This Brown Bag event promises to be a fascinating look into the Native Americans that populated Marshall County until the 1830s. Learn about the past and look to the future of these special people. The Museum is located at 123 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, IN. For more information, please call 574-936-2306.