The History and Culture of the Lenape People

Darius Puff is a retired Berks County police officer, having served with the Boyertown Police Department for aprox 32 years with the last 20 as Chief of Police.  He is a Penn State grad with an Associate Degree in Community Service and  a BS in criminal justice.  A few years prior to retirement he became involved  in giving talks about his Native American heritage to various civic groups in his area.  He decided to add to his life long love of history and his own native background by learning as much as possible about the Lenape people and their culture.  His programs teach others about the early lives of these people and the changes that their society went through in the 18th century through the use of artifacts (real and reproductions), furs, and traditional storytelling.

He has given programs to various scouting groups, state and county parks and historic sites including Ricketts Glen State Park, Francis Slocum State Park, Peter Wentz Farmstead, Morgan Log Home, Conrad Weiser Homestead, Daniel Boone Homestead, Pottsgrove Manor, and others. Programs have also been given at Millersville University, Penn State (Altoona and Lehigh), Kutztown University, Reading Area Community College and Rutgers University as well as several elementary and middle schools both  private and public and many different local civic and historical societies.

No registration necessary. Donations appreciated for attendance.

Masks Optional.

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