Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Jun
9
Tue
Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage In Indiana Exhibit @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – Jul 6 @ 5:00 pm

SECURING THE VOTE: WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN INDIANA
A traveling exhibit sponsored by the Indiana Historical Society
June 9 through July 6, 2020
Tippecanoe Battlefield & Museum – Battle Ground, Indiana
From the first Indiana Woman’s Rights Convention held in Dublin, Indiana in 1851 to the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, Hoosier women fought hard for over 70 years to gain the right to vote. Securing the Vote: Women’s Suffrage in Indiana explores how women all across Indiana passionately labored for suffrage through countless meetings, campaigns, and other grassroots efforts. Despite many defeats and setbacks, they persisted towards the goal of full citizenship and the power to make change through voting.

Jun
13
Sat
Civil War Living History Program @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Jun 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Saturday, June 13, 2020
Time for events at www.tippecanoehistory.org
Tippecanoe Battlefield & Museum – Battle Ground, Indiana
Admission to the Battlefield is free
Sponsored by Tucker Insurance, Rob Linder Electric
& Wausau Homes
Did you know that many of the Indiana regiments in the Civil War were mustered and trained in Lafayette at Camp Tippecanoe? How about Lafayette holding more than 800 Confederate prisoners at one time? Come join us at the Tippecanoe Battlefield for an in-depth program that includes musket firing demonstrations and talks by Civil War soldiers and a Confederate soldier prisoner. This program is free.

Jun
14
Sun
History According to Hollywood- Band of Brothers @ TCHA History Center
Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Band of Brothers (2001) (HBO TV Mini-Series. Episodes One and Two)
Craig Hadley
Sunday, June 14th, 2020, 4:00 PM
History Center
Admission is free Sponsored by the National Group
The story of Easy Company of the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division, and their mission in World War II Europe, from Operation Overlord, through V-J Day.

Jun
18
Thu
Story of the 9th Street Hill Historic District- History at High Noon @ TCHA History Center, Lafayette
Jun 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Story of the 9th Street Hill Historic District in Tippecanoe County
Janna Minjarez
Thursday, June 18th, 2020, Noon–1:00 PM
TCHA History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group
The Historic 9th Street Hill and its neighborhood association have been active participants of downtown Lafayette events for many years. In addition to the wonderful homes that characterize area, the neighborhood association is known for its community events such as “A Festooned Fourth” display of flags and the yearly Holiday Luminaria Display. Neighborhood member Janna Minjarez will help shine a light on some of the history of “Prospect Hill”, Lafayette’s first residential Local Historic District.

Jun
23
Tue
Show & Tell- Prehistoric Sea Lilies (crinoids) from Indiana’s Inland Sea @ TCHA History Center
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Ancient Tippecanoe County History – Prehistoric Sea Lilies (crinoids) from Indiana’s Inland Sea
Pete Bill
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020, 11:30–12:30
TCHA History Center
Admission is free Sponsored by the National Group

TCHA members can bring an interesting item from their own personal collections to share with the group. A short presentation will follow the round-table sharing.  TCHA members and non-members are welcome at the program.

500 million years before the indigenous people settled in the area we know as Tippecanoe County, a vast inland sea lapped against the shore of the land where Montgomery and Tippecanoe Counties now stand. Come hear about and see actual fossils of the strange marine life that lived here along the shores of the inland sea during the prehistoric Paleozoic era.

 

Jul
8
Wed
Powerful Women of Purdue- Explore Your History @ TCHA History Center
Jul 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Powerful Women of Purdue
Dr. Katey Watson – Archivist, Purdue University Susan Bulkeley Women’s Archives
Wednesday, July 8, 2020, 6:00–7:00 PM
TCHA History Center
Admission is free for TCHA members, $5 for Non-members
Complimentary wine and cheese provided
Sponsored by The National Group
Although dominated by men for most of its first decades, Purdue University has been the origins of several powerful women who influenced their communities, advocated for change in the roles women played in work and society, and whose energy and efforts are still evident today. Dr. Katey Watson is the France A. Cordova Archivist at Purdue’s Archives and Special Collections and will share some of these stories of these powerful women of Purdue University.

Jul
12
Sun
History According to Hollywood- From the Earth to the Moon (1998) @ TCHA History Center
Jul 12 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

From the Earth to the Moon (1998) (Two Episodes)
Craig Hadley
Sunday, July 12th, 2020, 4:00 PM
History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group
Dramatized portrayal of the Apollo manned space program. (HBO Mini-Series, Two Episodes).

Jul
16
Thu
Purdue and Amelia Earhart- History at High Noon @ TCHA History Center
Jul 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Sammie Morris – Director, Purdue University Archives & Special Collections Research Center
Thursday, July 16th, 2020, Noon–1:00 PM
TCHA History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group
Everyone thinks they know the story of Amelia Earhart. However, few realize Amelia’s connection to Purdue and Tippecanoe County. Come join Sammie Morris from the Purdue University Archives & Special Collections Research Center and prepare to be surprised by what you didn’t know about this famous flight pioneer, and the Purdue connection to her mysterious disappearance. 

 

Jul
18
Sat
Membership Appreciation Dinner- TCHA and The Farm at Prophetstown @ TCHA History Center
Jul 18 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

MEMBERSHIP APPRECIATION DINNER
Saturday, July 18, two seatings at 5:00 PM and 6:30 PM. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!
TCHA History Center
Sponsored by TCHA, The Farm at Prophetstown, and the Knickerbocker Saloon
TCHA and the Farm at Prophetstown want to show their appreciation for their loyal members by throwing a free dinner in their honor! Superbowl Chef Lauren Reed will make an amazing meal with meat proudly provided by The Farm. Complimentary beer (limited per guest, must be 21) will be provided by the Knickerbocker Saloon. There will be two seatings, with reservations required. NO WALK-INS! Musical entertainment and other fun activities will be set up in the auditorium for your enjoyment. Reservations can be made beginning in May by visiting TCHA’s website and clicking on the event link!

Jul
28
Tue
Show & Tell- Books and Education for the Farmer’s Boy, the Artisan’s Apprentice, and the Widow’s Daughter @ TCHA History Center
Jul 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Books and Education for the Farmer’s Boy, the Artisan’s Apprentice, and the Widow’s Daughter
David Hovde
Tuesday, July 28th, 2020, 11:30–12:30
TCHA History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group

TCHA members can bring an interesting item from their own personal collections to share with the group. A short presentation will follow the round-table sharing.  TCHA members and non-members are welcome at the program.

By the mid-19th century several states and territories began to populate communities with libraries to encourage education through reading and, in turn, uplift the entire state morally, socially, and economically. Two competing programs, one funded by the state, the other funded by a wealthy donor’s estate, developed libraries throughout Indiana from the 1850’s until and into World War I providing the foundation for many of today’s public library systems. David Hovde will share artifacts from these old institutions.