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We are pleased to welcome local historian Jane Cardinal as she gives us an extensive history of the Cross Village area of Northern Michigan. It may surprise some to learn that Cross Village was once the largest town in the region, and for a while, the largest settlement in the whole state! An extensive Native American village was situated at the water’s edge, and tens of thousands of Ottawa (now Odawa) people lived along the shoreline from Cross Village to Harbor Springs.
Jane is a native Michigander and spent over 30 years in a career of commercial design and illustration. Good Hart summers were the delight of her childhood. Both a love and curiosity of history led her to write a book with Connie Cobb titled “The Place Where Crooked Tree Stood”. She also helped to establish and maintain the L’Arbre Croche museum in Cross Village.
All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free. If you would like more information about this or other Library events, call the Petoskey District Library at 231-758-31