History on Tour

History On Tour

Bring the Museum to You!

 

Brought to you by The Tippecanoe County Historical Association

What is History on Tour?

The History on Tour program is a traveling exhibit that brings the museum to you! The mission of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association is to enrich the lives of Tippecanoe County residents and visitors by collecting, preserving and interpreting our unique and exciting history.  

The History on Tour program is designed to generate interest and knowledge of local history and to build a broader and deeper county-wide audience for arts and culture of all kinds.

An exhibit in the History on Tour trailer includes real artifacts, documents and images from the permanent collection of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and relates specifically to Indiana and Tippecanoe County history.

 

What are the space requirements for the trailer?

The History on Tour trailer must be located on a level, hard surface or parking lot. The trailer requires an additional 7 feet for the folding access ramp at the rear of the trailer (total length is 44 feet, including truck). The trailer is 9ft tall and provides its own electricity via a generator. It is wheel chair accessible. The trailer can accommodate 10 to 15 people at one time. The exhibit experience includes a pop-up tent that can be set up directly next to the trailer to shelter a hands-on activity lead by a TCHA Educator.

The trailer is parked outdoors and does not include heat or air conditioning.

 

What Exhibits are available in History on Tour?

Now showing in History on Tour:

Tippecanoe Tales: Discovery, Settlement and Growth

This exhibit features Tippecanoe County’s greatest hits! Visitors can explore some of the special features of Tippecanoe County, important historic sites and famous faces. This exhibit provides a quick overview of local history and can be tailored to compliment your special event. Exhibit experience includes a staff or volunteer educator from TCHA to lead hands-on activities in a pop-up tent next to the trailer.

 

How Can I reserve the Exhibit for a visit to my school or special event?

Reservations for History on Tour should be made at least 2 months in advance.

The exhibit requires 1 hour of set-up before it can be open to visitors and 1 hour of take-down time after the visitation time is over. Minimum exhibit time is 3 hours and maximum exhibit time is 7 hours.

For Schools:

Trailer will arrive at your school at 8:30 am and be ready for student visitors at 9:30am. Trailer must close for take-down at 2:00 pm. This allows 4 ½ hours for student visitors. The exhibit can accommodate about 300 students during the day’s visit.

Cost for a full day school visit (total of 4.5 hours and 300 student visitors) is $500.00.

For Special Public Events:

Trailer must be at the site a minimum of 5 hours (including set-up and take-down time) for a minimum visitation time of 3 hours. Cost to reserve the trailer for an event is $300.00 minimum and $100.00 for each additional hour of visitation time.

All proceeds go to the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, a non-profit corporation, in support of this and other public history programs.

Payment is due on or before the date of the History on Tour trailer visit, invoices are available upon request.

If you would like to request the History on Tour trailer visit your school or community event, contact:

Program and Membership Coordinator

765-476-8411 ext. 4

programs@tippecanoehistory.org

 
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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sep
30
Sat
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Feast of the Hunters' Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park

The 50th Annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon and the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon will take place Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017.

The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana.

Thousands of participants re-enact this event creating a feast for your senses. Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic food and more. Further details can be found on this web site beginning March 1st.

We hope to see you there!

feastofthehuntersmoon.org

Oct
1
Sun
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feast of the Hunters' Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park

The 50th Annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon and the 300th Anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon will take place Saturday, September 30th and Sunday, October 1st, 2017.

The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s. It is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette, Indiana.

Thousands of participants re-enact this event creating a feast for your senses. Smell the wood smoke, hear the report of the rifles, savor authentic food and more. Further details can be found on this web site beginning March 1st.

We hope to see you there!

feastofthehuntersmoon.org

Oct
13
Fri
13th Annual Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference @ Purdue University Stewart Center
Oct 13 – Oct 15 all-day
13th Annual Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference @ Purdue University Stewart Center

13th Annual Midwest Historical Archaeology Conference
West Lafayette, Indiana, October 13th-15th, 2017  

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA) and Purdue University (Anthropology, History, Language and Culture) will host MHAC 13 October 13th-15th, 2017 on the campus of Purdue University. The MHAC will be held in conjunction with a symposium marking the 300th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon and the 50th anniversary of the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon.

The year 2017 marks both the 300th anniversary of the founding of Fort Ouiatenon, a French fur trade post on the bank of the Wabash River in Tippecanoe County, and the 50th anniversary of the Feast of the Hunter’s Moon, one of the largest annual re-enactments of the 18th century fur trade in the United States. The TCHA has recently acquired several acres of land surrounding the fort site in anticipation of creating an archaeological park. The timing of these milestone anniversaries and creation of the Ouiatenon preserve provides an excellent opportunity for reflecting on the ways in which archaeology and material culture can be used to educate the public about history, both the day-to-day experiences of people in the past and events of regional, national, or international significance.

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Purdue Memorial Union (PMU) Union Club Hotel. The PMU hotel is on campus and a very short walk to the conference in Stewart Center (STEW) and evening reception in PMU on Saturday. The discounted group conference rate ranges from $99 to $125 a night depending on the room. Other hotels are located nearby at the Wabash Landing in West Lafayette or across the Wabash River in downtown Lafayette, both of which are a short drive or bus ride to campus. Public parking is available in the Grant Street parking garage across Grant St. from the PMU and Union Club Hotel.  To make a room reservation, please call 800-320-6291 and ask for the MMHAC room block.

Nov
11
Sat
Battle of Tippecanoe Annual Commemoration @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and History Store
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Battle of Tippecanoe Annual Commemoration @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and History Store

Join us to commemorate the Battle of Tippecanoe with special programs and opportunities that honor veterans from all American conflicts.

Check back later for more details!

 

 

 

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