Sep
21
Sat
Archaeology Day @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Archaeology Day @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum

Celebrate Indiana Archaeology Month with fun family activities that help you learn and experience archaeology first hand!

Oct
5
Sat
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Feast of the Hunters' Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon

18th Century Outpost Life
The past is yours to savor at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. At this historic reenactment you can recapture 18th century life at Fort Ouiatenon- the first fortified European outpost is what is now Indiana.
Continuous, free programming is held on five stages. French and Native American music and dance, fife and drum corps performances, military drills and demonstrations, fashion shows, games and contests can be enjoyed at the 52nd celebration of this event. Special hands-on activities include the children’s trade blanket, costume try-on, candle dipping, story telling, bead bracelet making, cross-cut sawing and tomahawk throwing.

Oct
6
Sun
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feast of the Hunters' Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon

18th Century Outpost Life
The past is yours to savor at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. At this historic reenactment you can recapture 18th century life at Fort Ouiatenon- the first fortified European outpost is what is now Indiana.
Continuous, free programming is held on five stages. French and Native American music and dance, fife and drum corps performances, military drills and demonstrations, fashion shows, games and contests can be enjoyed at the 52nd celebration of this event. Special hands-on activities include the children’s trade blanket, costume try-on, candle dipping, story telling, bead bracelet making, cross-cut sawing and tomahawk throwing.

Oct
9
Wed
Evening Lecture Series: An Exploration through Purdue Athletics @ TCHA History Center
Oct 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“An Exploration through Purdue Athletics” Tom Schott has been part of the Purdue Athletics scene for nearly 30 years, rising from a graduate intern to his current position of Senior Associate Athletics Director for Strategic Communications. He has worked with many great Boilermaker student- athletes, coaches and administrators and been witness to countless big games and milestones. He will provide a trip down memory lane, provide a state of the department and talk about how the athletics communications industry has changed since he came to West Lafayette in 1990. Cost is $5.00 per person.

Complimentary wine & cheese provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.

Oct
13
Sun
History According to Hollywood Film Series: Ed Wood @ TCHA History Center
Oct 13 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Ed Wood” (1994). From director Tim Burton comes the hilarious, true-life story of the wackiest filmmaker in Hollywood history, Ed Wood. Johnny Depp stars as the high- spirited movieman who refuses to let unfinished scenes, terrible reviews, and hostile studio executives derail his big-screen dreams. With an oddball collection of showbiz misfits, Ed takes the art of bad movie making to an all-time low. The all-star cast features Bill Murray, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, and an Academy Award-winning performance by Martin Landau (Best Supporting Actor, 1994) as Bela Lugosi. Admission $5.00 per person.

Oct
17
Thu
Lunch and Lecture Series: The Sweetest Corner in Town @ TCHA History Center
Oct 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Lecture Series: The Sweetest Corner in Town @ TCHA History Center

Based on personal “digging” and the information obtained at the TCHA, we’ll review the history of this beautiful 1867 home at 6th and Main, its progression through the early years, to the confectionery shop that was launched in 1912, while providing you a picture of what can happen when you put your mind (and muscle) to it! Join us along with co-owner of McCord Candies, Ken Bootsma, as we learn about the magic of McCord Candies.

Bring your own brown bag lunch. Snacks and beverages will also be available for purchase.

Oct
26
Sat
A Night at the Museum: Halloween Costume Ball @ TCHA History Center
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
A Night at the Museum: Halloween Costume Ball @ TCHA History Center

Join TCHA’s Costume Ball dressed as your favorite historical character, ghoul, or goblin! Music, dancing, food and frightful fun! Best costume contest to kick off at 8 pm with door prizes given away all night.

More information and tickets- coming soon!

Nov
9
Sat
Battle of Tippecanoe Annual Commemoration @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Nov 9 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battle of Tippecanoe Annual Commemoration @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum

Join us for our annual commemoration of the Battle of Tippecanoe. Schedule of events- coming soon!

Nov
10
Sun
History According to Hollywood: The Best Years of Our Lives @ TCHA History Center
Nov 10 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“The Best Years of Our Lives” (1946)
At the end of World War II, Fred Derry (Dana Andrews), Al Stevenson (Fredric March) and Homer Parrish (Harold Russell) return home to Boone City. Fred was a decorated captain in the Army Air Forces in Europe, Al a sergeant in the Army who saw action in the Pacific, and Homer a sailor who served on an aircraft carrier in the Pacific. Homer’s ship was sunk, killing many of his fellow sailors; his arms were burned off below the elbow and he now uses metal hook prostheses. The three men share first a plane trip then a cab ride and become friends. This is the story of the struggle these veterans had in re-adjusting to civilian life after experiencing the horrors of World War II.
Admission $5.00 per person.

Nov
13
Wed
Evening Lecture Series: Kirby’s Way @ TCHA History Center
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening Lecture Series: Kirby's Way @ TCHA History Center

Author Angie Klink will talk about the late Kirby Risk, who called himself “a small-town businessman from the banks of the Wabash.” Klink wrote Kirby’s Way: how Kirby and Caroline Risk built their company on kitchen-table values, a compelling biography of kind, quirky Kirby Risk and his founding of Lafayette’s Kirby Risk Corporation in 1926 with $500 her borrowed from his father. Filled with history of Lafayette, Indiana, and America, Kirby’s Way is a feel-good story about a self-made man. Klink will talk about the Risks’ love of community, charity work, Purdue University, and much more. books will be available. www.angieklink.com

Complimentary wine and cheese provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.