Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Apr
28
Sat
SWINGTIME! A World War II Big Band Swing Dance and Fundraiser @ TCHA History Center
Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm
SWINGTIME! A World War II Big Band Swing Dance and Fundraiser @ TCHA History Center | Lafayette | Indiana | United States

Coming on the heels of a rather successful TCHA Gala in the spring of 2017 this companion event will follow closely the model established by our inaugural costume fundraiser. With a full swing-era big band and the delightful Victory Belles, the official ambassadors of the National World War II Museum, doing an Andrews Sisters style show as our premier attractions this magical evening is sure to prove a homerun for TCHA as the first major event in our new History Center at the corner of 6th and Columbia Streets. Additional information and tickets can be purchased by going to the event web site at www.tchagala.org or on our main web site as well.

 

May
5
Sat
Camp Tippecanoe Civil War Living History @ Tippecanoe Battlefield
May 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Come and explore Civil War history with an encampment of Civil War living historians at the Tippecanoe Battlefield. We will explore life at Camp Tippecanoe in 1862. Camp life, martial maneuvers, and even a chronicle of Confederate prisoners of war in Lafayette will highlight this year’s event.

May
19
Sat
Ouiatenon Preserve Dedication Ceremony @ Fort Ouiatenon Archaeological Preserve
May 19 @ 11:00 am

Join us at 11:00 AM, Saturday May 19th for the dedication of the new Ouiatenon Preserve: A Roy Whistler Foundation Project. The dedication of this more than 200 acre archaeological preserve is a milestone event. Special guests will help with this ceremony. Additional details will be made available on our web site by April 1st.

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

This summer celebration affords a chance to engage in something no association should be without—generous appreciation to our membership and volunteers for their support. And as an added bonus, we shall partner with a sister organization, the Farm at Prophetstown, and collaborate on this wonderful meal. The dinner will take place at the new History Center at the corner of 6th and Columbia. The doors will open at 5:00 PM with dinner at 5:30. Reservations will be required and notices will go out prior to the event. This event is FREE to members!

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
22
Sat
TCHA Foodways Program Day
Sep 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

We’re betting many of you are wondering what this “foodways” thing is all about. Well, foodways programs are taking the public history and open-air museum world by storm. TCHA proposes that we get on the bandwagon and stake our claim in this exciting area of cultural study. Come join us as we learn to cook in the fashion of those resourceful and nostalgic days gone by. Location and ticket prices to be announced on our web site by May 1st.

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.

Nov
10
Sat
Battle of Tippecanoe Commemoration Program @ Tippecanoe Battlefield
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Carrying on a tradition well established by TCHA over many years the department plans to continue to honor the courage of warriors on both sides during those tumultuous couple of hours on the early morning of November 7, 1811. Active camp life demonstrations, cultural displays and hands-on educational opportunities will continue the standard seen in previous years.