Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
May
24
Thu
Freedom: A History of US @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
May 24 @ 10:00 am – Jun 26 @ 5:00 pm
Freedom: A History of US @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum

TCHA Will Host IHS’s Traveling Exhibit Freedom: A History of US

BATTLE GROUND, Ind.—The Tippecanoe County Historical Association will host Freedom: A History of US, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’s) traveling exhibits, from May 24 to June 26, 2018. The exhibit, which includes notable collections of American documents and photographs, will be on display at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, located at 200 Battleground Avenue, Battle Ground, IN.

Visitors to Freedom: A History of US can view personal letters, documents and broadsides from the Gilder Lehrman Collection. The collection, widely considered one of the nation’s great archives in the Revolutionary, antebellum and Civil War periods, was previously unavailable to the public.

Other highlights of the panel exhibit include a rare 1776 printing of the Declaration of Independence, a secretly printed draft and official copy of the U.S. Constitution, Lincoln’s handwritten notes of speeches, and letters by leading figures such as Frederick Douglas, Susan B. Anthony and others.

With generous support from GE, six traveling Freedom exhibits toured 20 U.S. cities in 2003. After the tour ended, IHS was chosen as the permanent home for one of the traveling exhibits.

For more information about this exhibit, call the Tippecanoe County Historical Association or visit www.tippecanoehistory.org

About IHS Traveling Exhibitions
Historical societies, museums, libraries, schools and other nonprofit organizations in Indiana can book this and other traveling exhibits through IHS’s Local History Services department. Exhibits may be borrowed for approximately four to five weeks at a time. To book an exhibit, please contact Karen DePauw at localhistoryservices@indianahistory.org or (317) 233-3110. For more information about the traveling exhibit program, visit www.indianahistory.org.

About the Indiana Historical Society
Since 1830, the Indiana Historical Society has been Indiana’s Storyteller™, connecting people to the past by collecting, preserving and sharing the state’s history. A private, nonprofit membership organization, IHS maintains the nation’s premier research library and archives on the history of Indiana and the Old Northwest and presents a unique set of visitor experiences called the Indiana Experience. IHS also provides support and assistance to local museums and historical groups; publishes books and periodicals; sponsors teacher workshops; produces and hosts art exhibitions, museum theater and outside performance groups; and provides youth, adult and family programs. IHS is a Smithsonian Affiliate and a member of the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience.

Jul
10
Tue
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center
Jul 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center | Lafayette | Indiana | United States

The TCHA Member Collectors Show & Tell will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 until 1:00 at the History Center, 522 Columbia St.  This is a great opportunity for you to bring in something from your personal collection and share your interests with other collectors who are members of TCHA.   

In addition to our round-table presentations, we will also have a short presentation each month regarding a story behind a Tippecanoe County related artifact. This month’s presentation: Wylie Post and his surprise landing at Purdue Airport.

Bring your interesting object or item to share, and come spend some time with other history collectors!

Jul
14
Sat
TCHA & The Farm at Prophetstown Membership Appreciation Dinner @ TCHA History Center
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

TCHA and the Farm at Prophetstown would like to say thank you to all of our members. The dinner will take place at the new History Center, 522 Columbia St, Lafayette. Meat will be provided by The Farm and prepared by 2017 Superbowl Chef Lauren Reed!. Doors will open at 5 pm and food will be available from 5:30pm to 7:00pm. Come out and meet our staff and enjoy a meal with friends. 
There will be music and other fun activities as well. Reservations will be required. You must RSVP for reservations by emailing programs@tippecanoehistory.org or calling Kristin at 765-476-8411 extension 4. This event is FREE to all TCHA and Farm Members. 5:00pm-8:00pm. 

Aug
14
Tue
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center
Aug 14 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center | Lafayette | Indiana | United States

The TCHA Member Collectors Show & Tell will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 until 1:00 at the History Center, 522 Columbia St.  This is a great opportunity for you to bring in something from your personal collection and share your interests with other collectors who are members of TCHA.   

In addition to our round-table presentations, we will also have a short presentation each month regarding a story behind a Tippecanoe County related artifact. 

Bring your interesting object or item to share, and come spend some time with other history collectors!

Aug
25
Sat
Classic Camping/Bushcraft Weekend @ The Farm at Prophetstown
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Classic Camping is defined as “the use of tools, techniques and traditions in the style of the Golden Age of Camping (1880-1930).” In other words, it’s “where the frontier skills of Daniel Boone meet the industrial age of Henry Ford.” Demonstrations of camp life and displays of period appropriate tools, artifacts, and vehicles will serve as the main attraction at what is sure to be a much talked about affair. This event will take place at the Farm at Prophetstown. On Saturday night there will be a meal and barn dance for a separate ticket price.  Complete schedule and ticket prices to be posted on our web site by May 1st.

Aug
26
Sun
Classic Camping/Bushcraft Weekend @ The Farm at Prophetstown
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Classic Camping is defined as “the use of tools, techniques and traditions in the style of the Golden Age of Camping (1880-1930).” In other words, it’s “where the frontier skills of Daniel Boone meet the industrial age of Henry Ford.” Demonstrations of camp life and displays of period appropriate tools, artifacts, and vehicles will serve as the main attraction at what is sure to be a much talked about affair. This event will take place at the Farm at Prophetstown. On Saturday night there will be a meal and barn dance for a separate ticket price.  Complete schedule and ticket prices to be posted on our web site by May 1st.

Sep
11
Tue
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center
Sep 11 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center | Lafayette | Indiana | United States

The TCHA Member Collectors Show & Tell will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 until 1:00 at the History Center, 522 Columbia St.  This is a great opportunity for you to bring in something from your personal collection and share your interests with other collectors who are members of TCHA.   

In addition to our round-table presentations, we will also have a short presentation each month regarding a story behind a Tippecanoe County related artifact. 

Bring your interesting object or item to share, and come spend some time with other history collectors!

Oct
6
Sat
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Feast of the Hunters' Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park

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 in 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 50th 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
7
Sun
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 7 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Feast of the Hunters' Moon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park

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 in 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 50th 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
Tue
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
TCHA Members Show & Tell @ TCHA History Center | Lafayette | Indiana | United States

The TCHA Member Collectors Show & Tell will be held the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 until 1:00 at the History Center, 522 Columbia St.  This is a great opportunity for you to bring in something from your personal collection and share your interests with other collectors who are members of TCHA.   

In addition to our round-table presentations, we will also have a short presentation each month regarding a story behind a Tippecanoe County related artifact. 

Bring your interesting object or item to share, and come spend some time with other history collectors!