About Us

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to collecting and preserving information and artifacts relating to the history and culture of Tippecanoe County, Indiana, and its residents.

TCHA currently maintains five sites:

• The Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and History Store is located on the site of the Battle of Tippecanoe, William Henry Harrison’s 1811 conflict with the forces of Tecumseh and the Shawnee Prophet. The Battlefield Museum is located just south of the town of Battleground at 200 Battle Ground Ave., Battle Ground, IN 47920.

• The Fort Ouiatenon Blockhouse Museum at Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park. The park is the site of the annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. Fort Ouiatenon is located south of West Lafayette at 3129 S. River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906. 

• The Frank Arganbright Genealogy and Research Center is the home of the Alameda McCullough Library, a comprehensive collection of genealogical and historical resources is located at 1001 South Street, Lafayette, IN 47901.

• The Community Center and Museum is our most recently acquired building. Formerly the Lafayette Masonic Lodge, this new community center will feature TCHA exhibitions and programming.   Located at 522 Columbia Street, Lafayette, IN 47901.

• The Ouiatenon Preserve: A Roy Whistler Foundation Project. Plans are underway to protect this site for future generations to research and learn from and create a wonderful place in our community to enjoy nature and celebrate our incredibly rich and unique Native American and early European history while improving the health of our environment and river

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Apr
1
Sat
A Great Gatsby Gala @ Moses-fowler Mansion
Apr 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Great Gatsby Gala @ Moses-fowler Mansion

A benefit to aid and support the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and its core mission to educate the public while preserving and interpreting our county’s rich and diverse history!

Gentlemen dress is black-tie; ladies can come as a flapper, a silent screen star or just be elegant and come as you are!

Tickets to the event include an open bar with 1920s cocktails, three courses of heavy hors d’ Oeuvers, live New Orleans Jazz band, period dance demonstration, silent & live auction, period exhibits and much more!

You can purchase tickets online here or come by the Arganbright Genealogy Library and purchase them in person!  For more information contact:

Executive Director Craig Hadley at
765-476-8411 Ext. 1
director@tippecanoehistory.org

The Razzmatazz & Jazz Band from Ohio have played in venues all across the United States.   They will be playing Dixieland Jazz music of the 1920s. Dancers from the Purdue Ballroom Dance Club will demonstrate some of the dances of the period with the band from the Charleston and Lindy to the Foxtrot.

A complete list of our silent and live auction items will be posted here in March.  Items will include such things as a one-year membership at the Lafayette Country Club, works of art, various entertainment and sports packages, and much more!

 

 

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