Sunday, May 22
Looking at Our Area through Native American Eyes
Guest Speaker: Darius Puff, Local Historian
Lay Leader: Lisa Jokiel
A few years prior to retirement as Chief of Police with the Boyertown Police Department, Darius Puff became involved in giving talks about his Native American heritage to various civic groups in this area. He decided to add to his lifelong love of history and his own native background by learning as much as possible about the Lenape people (formerly known as the Delaware) and their culture. His programs teach others about the early lives of the Lenape people and the changes their society went through in the 18th century. Mr. Puff has presented programs to colleges, universities, high schools, scouting groups, and other civic groups including state and county parks and historic sites like the Pottsgrove Manor and the Daniel Boone and Conrad Weiser Homesteads. He is a Penn State grad with an Associate Degree in Community Service and a BS in criminal justice.