Volunteer Opportunities

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The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Tippecanoe County residents and visitors by collecting, preserving and interpreting our unique and exciting history. To make that mission a reality, we need the help of individuals who share our passion for history and education and want to help preserve and share local history with others.

Volunteering with TCHA is a wonderful opportunity to share our community’s history with children, families and visitors from all over the world. Visitors appreciate the stories of the real people who founded and built Tippecanoe County and willingly show their appreciation. Being a volunteer also allows you a chance to learn more about the people and places of our vibrant community.

A Unique Volunteer Experience.

TCHA offers several volunteer positions, so you are sure to find a place that meets your interests and abilities. Prospective volunteers must fill out an application and attend an interview. Each volunteer position requires on-site training, but no previous experience is required. Volunteers should have good communication skills, a willingness to learn, and feel comfortable talking to groups and children. All volunteer positions require training/ orientation sessions before service begins.

All TCHA library resources are available to volunteers when arrangements are made with TCHA personnel. Each volunteer will receive a volunteer packet that includes background information for their area of service and policies of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.

Volunteer Opportunities

Tippecanoe Battlefield Volunteer

The Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and History Store, located in Battle Ground, Indiana, helps to interpret the Battle of Tippecanoe and the people and ways of life that were changed by it. Volunteers at the Battlefield Museum can help us tell this story by sharing information and artifacts with museum visitors in the galleries and out on the Battlefield. Extra volunteer opportunities may also be available to help with school programs, store inventory, and special events. Volunteers undergo training and are able to pursue their own areas of interest and to develop their own educational programs under the guidance of museum staff.

History on Tour Volunteer

History on Tour is a traveling museum exhibit that brings the museum experience to schools and special events around Tippecanoe County. Volunteers can help maintain the truck and trailer, assist in exhibit installation, and conduct hands-on activities. Volunteers will need to travel with the trailer to help with exhibit and activities. Volunteers undergo training and are able to help conduct research and develop new exhibit ideas or activities for the trailer experience under the guidance of museum staff.

Fort Ouiatenon Blockhouse Museum Volunteer

The Blockhouse at Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park tells the story of Fur Traders, both European and Native American, during the early 1700s. Volunteers wear historic clothing to help create an immersive environment for visitors. Volunteers help to maintain the Blockhouse Museum building and engage visitors in stories and activities relating to the history of Fort Ouiatenon. Volunteers undergo training and are able to pursue their own areas of interest and to develop their own educational programs under the guidance of museum staff. The Blockhouse is only open on the weekends, May through August.

Frank C. Arganbright Genealogy Center Volunteer

The Genealogy Center provides many local resources for genealogy researchers from all over the country. Volunteers at the Genealogy Center create inventories, clean and maintain the library books and shelves, and much more! Volunteers undergo training and can help develop their own projects based on interest and the needs of the library.

TCHA Collections Volunteer

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association maintains a large collection of artifacts, archives, photographs and books. Collection volunteers help to catalog, photograph, inventory, clean and maintain the collection. Volunteers undergo training and can help develop their own projects based on interest and the needs of the collection.

For more information, contact the Curator of Collections at TCHA at Curator@tippecanoehistory.org or 765-476-8411 ext. 5.

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Volunteer

Get involved with the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon! It takes hundreds of volunteers to help put together the annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. For more information about volunteering for the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, contact the Feast Event Manager at Feast@tippecanoehistory.org or (765) 476-8411 ext. 3.

 
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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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