'Hickory: The Lost Legacy' on Jun 15

The indigenous hickory tree has played a dominant role in Wisconsin’s history stretching back more than 10,000 years. On hand to tell its story is Wisconsin Hickory Association’s Kevin DeCramer, who will present “Hickory: The Lost Legacy,” at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Thursday, June 15, at the Fond du Lac Public Library. The programs are free; no registration required.

DeCramer will talk about the significant role the hickory tree has played in Native American culture, how European settlers borrowed and adapted that tradition, the nearly disastrous effect of the Civil War on the hickory and the state of the tree population today.

DeCramer, of Brandon, is a founding officer of the Wisconsin Hickory Association and an owner of acreage in Marquette County that supports mature hickories. DeCramer’s background is in golf course maintenance and landscaping.

The program is an installment in the library’s History at Home series, which take place on the third Thursday of the month and focuses on local and state history. Many History at Home programs are recorded and available on the library’s YouTube channel. Upcoming programs include:

  • July 20: History of the Wade House
  • August 17: Fond du Lac Picture Show: Church & School
  • September 21: Fond du Lac Mayor Dodd: Traitor?

The Fond du Lac Public Library supports a high quality of life in Fond du Lac through reading, lifelong learning and community involvement. There are two locations: the Main Library downtown at 32 Sheboygan St., and FDLPL Express near Festival Foods at Highways 23 and 151. For more information, visit www.fdlpl.org.


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