Jun
9
Sun
History According to Hollywood Film Series “The Long Riders” @ TCHA History Center
Jun 9 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

One of the most accurate tellings of the famous James-Younger gang with a unique cinematic twist that adds a new dimension to the story. Action packed with wonderful cinematography and direction by Walter Hill. 

Jun
11
Tue
Members Show and Tell @ TCHA History Center
Jun 11 @ 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 “D-Day and the Flying Irishman of Lafayette- Mike Murphy” will be done by Pete Bill, Tippecanoe County Historical Association Board President. Hear how a Tippecanoe barnstormer went on to lead the glider invasion of Normandy on D-Day. 

Jun
12
Wed
Evening Lecture Series “Purdue Traditions” @ TCHA History Center
Jun 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Purdue University has a long history of famous traditions from the world’s largest drum to Purdue Pete. However, there may be some traditions that you are not aware of or some you may have questions about, such as how did the fight song “Hail Purdue!” start? Here is your opportunity to get some answers to all of your questions with David M. Hovde. Join us as we dive into traditions of Purdue. 

Complimentary wine & cheese provided.

Jun
20
Thu
Faces in the Crowd Traveling Exhibit @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum and History Store
Jun 20 – Jul 16 all-day

TCHA will host Faces in the Crowd: Indiana and the Political Process, an Indiana Historical Society (IHS) traveling exhibit that shows how Indiana has entertained debates on issues and candidates throughout the state’s history.

Faces in the Crowd is not the story of the candidates behind the microphone, but of the individual citizens in the crowd—each of whom play a crucial role in ensuring the electoral process works. Since the early years of the electoral political system, Hoosiers have attended rallies, expressed their opinions and participated at the polls. They have supported and opposed candidates, and of course, run for office themselves.

The included images have been collected from across the state, showcasing Hoosiers at a host of campaign events throughout history. The IHS collections images that appear in the exhibit were placed in context with support and cooperation from The Indianapolis Star, the Calumet Regional Archives and the University of Southern Indiana.

Exhibit is included with regular museum admission.

Lunch and Lecture Series “Immigration in Tippecanoe” @ TCHA History Center
Jun 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Beginning in the Fall of 2017, artists from the Greater Lafayette Figure Guild (GLFG)  decided to focus their eyes and abilities towards neighbors who have immigrated to the United States. When drawing or painting their portraits, they also learn more about their subjects’ lives, especially from conversations during the breaks. The artists decided to create a questionnaire to offer to their immigrant subjects as a means of better understanding their concerns, their hopes for the future, and their experiences in America. Several artist members from the GLFG  will present portraits and share some of the meaningful things they have learned from creating the portraits and getting acquainted with their subjects. 

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
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.