Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
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- Early Aviation in Tippecanoe County @ TCHA History Center
Jun 23 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Early Aviation in Tippecanoe County
Stewart Schreckengast- Purdue University Aviation & Transportation
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.

During the time of the Wright brothers, Tippecanoe County was a haven for anyone interested in cobbling spare farm tractor parts together to make a “flying machine.”  Out of those early days of aviation in the county came some fascination characters and stories.  Steward Schreckengast, a Purdue Aviation Technology faculty member, will share some of the tales of the Tippecanoe County pioneers and daredevils that defined the edge of the aviation frontier.

 

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
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.

Aug
9
Sun
History According to Hollywood- Suffragette @ TCHA History Center
Aug 9 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Suffragette (2015)
Craig Hadley
Sunday, August 9th, 2020, 4:00 PM
History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group
In 1912 London, a young working mother is galvanized into radical political activism supporting the right for women to vote, and is willing to meet violence with violence to achieve this end.

Aug
12
Wed
Purdue Agriculture & Its Impact on the Growth of Tippecanoe County- Explore Your History @ TCHA History Center
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Purdue Agriculture and its Impact on the Growth
of Tippecanoe County
Dr. Vic Lechtenberg
Professor Emeritus Purdue University, College of Agriculture
Wednesday, August 12, 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

In the middle of a farm field in Tippecanoe County arose a new land grant university. Purdue’s Land Grant mission meant Purdue gave special attention to supporting Indiana farmers and livestock producers while bolstering the growing agriculture industry within the state. Vic Lechtenberg, the former special assistant to the Purdue University President, and College of Agriculture faculty and administrator, will share the interesting tale of Purdue’s impact on agriculture locally and worldwide.

Aug
20
Thu
How West Lafayette Came to Be- History at High Noon @ TCHA History Center
Aug 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How West Lafayette Came to Be
Nick Schenkel – Director, West Lafayette Public Library
Thursday, August 20th, 2020, Noon–1:00 PM
TCHA History Center
Admission is free Sponsored by the National Group
West Lafayette, Indiana, like much of Tippecanoe County, has a
fascinating history with twists and turns influenced by Purdue,
the culture of the time, and the pioneering spirit that established
Tippecanoe County in the early 1800’s. Nick Schenkel, Director of the
West Lafayette Public Library, will share some of the interesting tales
of the founding of West Lafayette.