Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Feb
19
Wed
Explore Your History…A Historical Evolution of the American Songbook as it Relates to African- American influences @ TCHA History Center
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Your History
Evening Lectures Sponsored by the National Group.
Complimentary wine provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.
$5.00 for non-members, free for TCHA members.

February’s Feature: A Historical Evolution of the American Songbook as it relates to African- American influences.
Featuring the Black Voices of Inspiration and Heart & Souls vocal choirs from Purdue University.
Join us as these two amazing vocal choirs perform selections that highlight the evolution of the American Songbook as it in influences by African and African-American music.

Feb
20
Thu
Helen Gougar- Revolutionary for Women’s Right to Vote- History at High Noon @ Fisher Funeral Chapel
Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Helen Gougar- Revolutionary for Women's Right to Vote- History at High Noon @ Fisher Funeral Chapel

Although Helen Gougar resided in Lafayette, her remarkable impact as a lawyer, a temperance movement leader, and a strong advocate for women’s rights resonated across Indiana. Jonathan Fisher, who owns the Helen Gougar house at 914 Columbia Street, is welcoming us to Helen’s house to hear his story about the intriguing life of Helen Gougar.

Sponsored by the National Group.

Feb
25
Tue
Show & Tell- Civil War Weapons @ TCHA History Center
Feb 25 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Guest Presenter for February is Greg Swank
Civil War Weapons
Greg Swank is a collector of Civil War weapons. Greg will be sharing several items from his collections and sharing the stories behind the artifacts.

Mar
7
Sat
Sucre d’Erable à Ouiatenon- 18th C. Maple Sugaring @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Mar 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join us at the Fort Ouiatenon blockhouse for a living history event portraying the French colonial period at Ouiatenon during the early 18th century. Living history reenactors will be on hand to talk about the French fur trade, Native American and French culture of the period, and maple sugar production. No admission charge.
Mar
8
Sun
History According to Hollywood- Amadeus @ TCHA History Center
Mar 8 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Amadeus (1984)
TCHA History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group
View the film “Amadeus,” with commentary by TCHA Executive Director Craig Hadley. The life, success and troubles of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as told by Antonio Salieri, the contemporaneous composer who was insanely jealous of Mozart’s talent and claimed to have murdered him. Winner of 8 Oscars.

Mar
11
Wed
Explore Your History… @ TCHA History Center
Mar 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Explore Your History
Evening Wine & Cheese Lectures Sponsored by the National Group.
Complimentary wine and cheese provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.
$5.00 for non-members, free for TCHA members.

March’s Feature: History of Tippecanoe County’s Battery B and C in Events Leading Up to World War I.
Guest Speaker: David Hovde
Just before World War I, the Lafayette area was the center of the Indiana National Guard Artillery. Two of the three batteries were based in Tippecanoe County. Retired Purdue archivist, David Hovde will explain how Purdue Battery B and C impacted Indiana’s participation in the Mexican Border Campaign and World War I.

Mar
14
Sat
Tipsy-canoe: A History of Taverns, Prohibition and Mixed Drinks @ The Knickerbocker Saloon
Mar 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tipsy-canoe: A History of Taverns, Prohibition and Mixed Drinks @ The Knickerbocker Saloon

Tipsy-Canoe: A History of Taverns, Prohibition and Mixed Drinks
Presented by Craig Hadley, Executive Director of TCHA and Jeff Hamann, Owner of the Knickerbocker Saloon

Join us for a discussion on the history of mixed drinks, early tavern drinking and prohibition at this 1835 establishment. There will be samples of the various alcoholic mixed drinks made available to the participants along with bite sized foods. You must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Admission is $30.00 for TCHA members and $40.00 for non-members. Please make your reservations in advance by purchasing tickets at either the Knickerbocker Saloon, the TCHA History Center, Arganbright Genealogy Center, or go online.

Sponsored by The Knickerbocker Saloon and Digby’s Pub & Patio.

Mar
24
Tue
Show & Tell- Swords from the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum @ TCHA History Center
Mar 24 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

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.

Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum has an impressive collection of military and ceremonial swords. Museum Manager Rick Conwell will bring several examples of swords from the collection and share with the group the story and history behind the swords.  TCHA members and non-members are welcome.  Held at TCHA’s History Center, 522 Columbia, Lafayette.

Apr
8
Wed
The Early History of Fife & Drum Music & Its Influence @ TCHA History Center
Apr 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Early History of Fife & Drum Music & Its Influence
Featuring the Tippecanoe Ancient Fife & Drum Corp
Wednesday, April 8th, 2020 6:00-7:00 PM
TCHA History Center
Admission free for TCHA members; $5 for non-members
Complimentary wine and cheese provided
Sponsored by the National Group
Join Malcolm Duncan as he and the Tippecanoe Ancient Fife & Drum Corps illustrate the power of fife and drum music as it relates to the military and how it evolved.

Apr
16
Thu
Early Aviation in Tippecanoe County- History at High Noon @ TCHA History Center
Apr 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Early Aviation in Tippecanoe County
Stewart Schreckengast – Purdue University Aviation & Transportation Technology
Thursday, April 16th, 2020, Noon–1:00 PM
TCHA History Center
Admission is free
Sponsored by the National Group
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 fascinating characters and stories. Stewart 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.