Blockhouse Museum

Blockhouse Inside

3129 South River Road, West Lafayette, Indiana 47906

Fort Ouiatenon ParkIn 1928, a local physician, Dr. Richard B. Wetherill, acquired the land around what was believed to be the site of an early French trading post known as the Fort Ouiatenon (1717-1791). In 1930, he built a 452 sq. ft. replica of a fort on this land. These grounds, now Historic Fort Ouiatenon Park, are located approximately 3 miles southwest of West Lafayette on South River Road.

The Fort Ouiatenon Blockhouse Museum is open weekends from 1-5 p.m. during May through September and is programed by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. School programs at the Blockhouse Museum are also available. Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park is owned and maintained by the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department.

 
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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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