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.

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.