Jun
20
Thu
Lunch and Lecture with the Greater Lafayette Figure Guild @ TCHA History Center
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Local artist, Susan Doster, will introduce us to examples of narrative history paintings, including some visible in Indiana. She will share the process she’s used when creating a narrative history painting, including determining which details to include and how to visually tell the tale. 

Jun
22
Sat
Tippecanoe County & the Civil War: A Living History Event @ Tippecanoe Battlefield and Museum
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Close your eyes and imagine what life was like in Tippecanoe County in the 1860s. Downtown Lafayette was a major military camp where Indiana regiments were organized, and where more than 700 Confederate prisoners were confined. Step back into time as TCHA hosts a Civil War living history event at the Tippecanoe Battlefield on June 22nd. The battlefield will be filled with demonstrations of military drill and activities from living historians portraying Indiana Union soldiers as well as those portraying Confederate prisoners. There will also be special programs on various topics related to the Civil War and Tippecanoe County. This program is free to the general public. 

Jun
26
Wed
Workshop Series “A look at Prophetstown” @ TCHA History Center
Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

What is Prophetstown? Where was Prophetstown? Why did so many Native American tribes live there? Join Prophetstown State Park Interpretive Naturalists for this presentation while we work to uncover the history of Prophetstown and discuss the significance of the settlement on the Native American life with Interpretive Naturalist Jenna Parks. 

Jul
9
Tue
Members Show and Tell @ TCHA History Center
Jul 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Members are encouraged to bring in their antiques and curiosities and share with us their unique story. This is followed by a special presenter who will then talk about an object in more depth and its history as it relates to Tippecanoe County.

This show and tell presentation titled as “Life in Tippecanoe County as seen through John T. McCutcheon’s eyes” will be done by Pete Bill, Tippecanoe County Historical Association Board President. 

Before John T. McCutcheon was nationally known as an insightful cartoonist and political illustrator, he was a lad growing up in the “wilds” of rural Tippecanoe County and Purdue University. Hear about the world of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s through John T. McCutcheon’s eyes. 

Jul
10
Wed
Evening Lecture Series “Discover Space” @ TCHA History Center
Jul 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Mr. John Norberg, local author, public speaker, and columnist, as he guides you through a journey learning about NASA and space. 

Complimentary wine & cheese provided.

Jul
13
Sat
TCHA and the Farm at Prophetstown Membership Appreciation Dinner @ TCHA History Center
Jul 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Thank you for being the reason we smile! We would like to say a huge “Thank you!” to all of our loyal members so we are teaming up with the Farm at Prophetstown to host this free thank you dinner to all of our members. Join us as we grill out burgers and other goodies for our members. However, you must be a member in good standing with either TCHA or the Farm at Prophetstown in order to get in.

Doors will open promptly at 4:45 p.m. with first dinner seating at 5:00 p.m. and second dinner seating at 6:00 p.m. The space is limited for each seating so please submit your rsvp before July 5, 2019.

This will be held at the History Center in downtown Lafayette at 522 Columbia Street. We hope to see you there!

 
Jul
14
Sun
History According to Hollywood Film Series “From the Earth to the Moon” @ TCHA History Center
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This HBO miniseries created by Tom Hanks garnered 17 Emmy nominations and captivated audiences. From the early stages of the space program and Kennedy’s 1961 call to reach the moon within a decade to the successes and heartbreaking failures of the race for space, the dream was kept alive by dedicated, daring professionals, and a nation intent on reaching for– and landing amid– the stars, all while the world faced the Vietnam War. We will be watching two of the episodes dealing with Purdue graduate, Neil Armstrong’s landing on the moon. 

Jul
18
Thu
Lunch and Lecture Series “Georgia’s Legacy: The Early Years” @ TCHA History Center
Jul 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Overview of the formation of the General de Lafayette Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution in Tippecanoe County and the ladies and men behind its organization with its current members. 

Jul
24
Wed
Workshop Series: Building your Family Tree @ TCHA History Center
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Local family researcher & Findagrave volunteer, L.A. Clough will guide you through a quick look at what is in our research library and what can be used to build your own family tree. 

Aug
11
Sun
History According to Hollywood Film Series “The Buccaneer” @ TCHA History Center
Aug 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Starring Yul Brenner and Charlton Heston, this is the story of French pirate Jean Lafitte, Andrew Jackson, and the Battle of New Orleans.