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.

Pick up a copy of the 2019 programming guide at the TCHA History Center, the Arganbright Genealogy Center or the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum.

Nov
13
Wed
Evening Lecture Series: Kirby’s Way @ TCHA History Center
Nov 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Evening Lecture Series: Kirby's Way @ TCHA History Center

Author Angie Klink will talk about the late Kirby Risk, who called himself “a small-town businessman from the banks of the Wabash.” Klink wrote Kirby’s Way: how Kirby and Caroline Risk built their company on kitchen-table values, a compelling biography of kind, quirky Kirby Risk and his founding of Lafayette’s Kirby Risk Corporation in 1926 with $500 her borrowed from his father. Filled with history of Lafayette, Indiana, and America, Kirby’s Way is a feel-good story about a self-made man. Klink will talk about the Risks’ love of community, charity work, Purdue University, and much more. books will be available. www.angieklink.com

Complimentary wine and cheese provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.

Nov
21
Thu
Lunch and Lectures Series: The History of IU Health Arnett @ TCHA History Center
Nov 21 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Lunch and Lectures Series: The History of IU Health Arnett @ TCHA History Center

The History of IU Health Arnett
Join Koreen Kyhnell as she shares insights into the history of Indiana University Health Arnett in Lafayette and the surrounding communities. It all began with two distinguished physicians, Dr. A. C. Arnett and Dr. Franklin Smith Crockett. From this partnership the Arnett- Crockett Clinic was founded in 1922, based upon Dr. Arnett’s vision of a clinic of specialists offering a broad spectrum of medical treatment in one facility. Now almost 100 years later, IU Health Arnett continues to build upon Dr. Arnett’s vision.

Bring your own brown bag lunch and enjoy a mini presentation. Snacks and beverages are available for purchase.

Dec
7
Sat
Christmas Ball @ TCHA History Center
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Christmas Ball @ TCHA History Center

Come dressed in your holiday best, as TCHA puts on a festive celebration of the season!
The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is hosting a fun filled evening at the History Center. Enjoy live music, food, cash bar, and great company. Join in the spirit of giving with a Toys For Tots donation and a silent action to help raise funds for TCHA in 2020.
Attire: Cocktail

Dec
8
Sun
History According to Hollywood Film Series: Tora! Tora! Tora! @ TCHA History Center
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
History According to Hollywood Film Series: Tora! Tora! Tora! @ TCHA History Center

“Tora! Tora! Tora!” (1970) The true story of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7th, 1941 as told from both the US and Japanese perspectives. Utilizing an American director for all the US sequences and a Japanese director for all of the Japanese sequences, this riveting film is considered the most historically accurate film on the events leading up and including the attack.

Dec
11
Wed
Evening Lecture Series: Wine and Tippecanoe @ TCHA History Center
Dec 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

“Wine and Tippecanoe”. Being the owner of Wild Cat Creek Winery means that you must be prepared to do everything. You must be there because your guests want to meet you. You created something that did not exist, and now it has a heartbeat of its own. It is demanding but the greatest feeling ever! Join Ms. Black as we dive into the history of wine in Tippecanoe.

Complimentary wine and cheese provided by Wild Cat Creek Winery.