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

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.

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. 

Aug
13
Tue
Members Show and Tell @ TCHA History Center
Aug 13 @ 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 will be done by Quentin Robinson. Transportation is the blood flow in any growing community. Hear about how the county developed the roadways and where you can find information about their locations and origins. 

Aug
14
Wed
Evening Lecture Series “History of Elections in Tippecanoe” @ TCHA History Center
Aug 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

American elections have always been controversial and divisive. This lecture will explore the various ways that corruption, scandals, violence, and party divisions, and controversial candidates have shaped presidential elections throughout American history. Using specific electoral battles as case studies we will discuss the historical development of political parties, campaign finance structures, interest groups, media strategies, and voter engagement and mobilization. By examining both continuities and changes in electoral politics, this talk with Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell, Associate Professor of History at Purdue University, will historicize the contemporary political debates to help citizens navigate the contours of the current electoral climate more effectively. 

Complimentary wine & cheese provided. 

Aug
15
Thu
Lunch and Lecture Series “History of Fencing in Tippecanoe” @ TCHA History Center
Aug 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Come and learn about the history of the sport of fencing with members of the River City Fencing Club. Learn how the sport has grown from its early years at Purdue to the present day. We will display some fencing foil swords and helmets as well and explain how those have changed throughout the years. 

Sep
11
Wed
Evening Lecture Series “Dive into Purdue Basketball” @ TCHA History Center
Sep 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The third oldest collegiate basketball program in the nation, Purdue basketball teams have been competing since 1897. The program ranks 15th in the NCAA history for most victories and has won 23 Big Ten regular-season championships, a conference record. Elliot Bloom, Director of Basketball Operations and Administration, will talk abut the program’s rich history, its impact on the Greater Lafayette and as well as an update on the current state of the program. 

Complimentary wine & cheese provided. 

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!