Public Programs

Public Programs

The more you connect with Tippecanoe County history, the more it comes to life.

Stay connected, you don’t want to miss out! TCHA offers unique opportunities to engage with the past, whether you prefer lectures, tours, informal meet and greets, or interactive demonstrations, we’ll have something for you. So jump in – ask questions, offer opinions, listen, learn, and tour. We are constantly working to make the past enjoyable and accessible for you, so check out our programming calendar for the program that’s right for you.

Exciting new programs coming in 2018 to be announced in December 2017!

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
15
Sat
Jefferson Lives! @ The TCHA History Center
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come to the new History Center at 522 Columbia Street in downtown Lafayette on Saturday September 15th at 7:00 pm for a live performance by acclaimed Jefferson living history scholar Tom Pitz. He will bring Thomas Jefferson to life who will discuss important events during his lifetime followed by a question and answer session. This unique performance is entertaining and enlightening. A great show for families and students. Ticket’s are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under. Refreshments will be available for purchase at the event. For more information and to purchase advanced tickets, please contact Programs Director Kristin Krzic at programs@tippecanoehistory.org or call 765-476-8411 ext. 4. 

“Your presentation was educational and entertaining. Your representation of Jefferson was thorough, and you took us back to his time” – The National Geographic Society

“I thought your portrayal of this great Virginian was not only superb but inspired. I can’t begin to tell you how many favorable comments I received on the quality of your performance!” – The Historical Society of Fairfax County, Virginia

“I’m thrilled to be able to write and express our sincerest gratitude to you for your visit.” – New York Historical Society

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 Annual Commemoration @ Tippecanoe Battlefield
Nov 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Battle of Tippecanoe Annual Commemoration @ Tippecanoe Battlefield | Battle Ground | Indiana | United States

Join us to commemorate the 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe with special presentations. Look at how military engagements changed 100 years after the Battle of Tippecanoe as the U.S. remembers the end of World War I. Help us launch the new audio tour of the Battlefield.