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Blockhouse Museum Open
Saturdays and Sundays 1-5 until August 23rd.

The Blockhouse Museum at Fort Ouiatenon Park is open for the summer season. Made possible through the support of volunteers, the Blockhouse recreates a French Fur Trading post with a variety of animal furs and trade goods. Visitors can also see artifacts from archaeological digs at the actual Fort Ouiatenon site. Free Park Admission.

20 Years Since Trains Rolled Down 5th Street
Sunday July 20th 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Sunday July 20th 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette at 313 N. 5th Street, Lafayette. On Sunday, July 20th we will look back at the decisions and projects that led to the current railroad configuration.  The program will be moderated by Liz Solberg, who was with the City of Lafayette Railroad Relocation Project 1980-2003.  Included in the afternoon activities will be recognizing and honoring members of the original Hoopla Committee.  The Hoopla Committee helped the community celebrate the many milestones of the railroad relocation. In the Civic Theatre’s lobby TCHA will have a display of photographs of the railroad and its heyday and maps and artifacts from its Railroad Relocation archive collection. Light refreshments will be served before the presentation.  People are invited to come share their memories of the railroads running down the middle of the street or the moving of the Big Ten Depot.

River City Grapes and Hops Fest

The third annual River City Grapes & Hops Fest, will be Saturday, August 16, 2014, 4 to 8 pm. in a NEW LOCATION: This fun-filled event will be on historic 5th Street between Main & Columbia Streets, Lafayette, IN. Proceeds from this event helps support the educational activities of the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, a private not-for-profit organization.

Admission to the River City Grapes & Hops Fest is $25 per person, must be 21 to enter the event.  A $5 designated driver admission will be available at the gate. Each guest will receive a souvenir glass with each ticket purchased.

Attendees will have the opportunity to taste products from the Lafayette Brewing Co., People’s Brewing Co., Wildcat Creek Winery, all from Lafayette; and Carpenter Creek Cellars, Remington; Hopwood Cellars, Zionsville; French Lick Winery, West Baden Springs;  Madison County Winery, Markleville; McClure Orchard and Winery, Peru (featuring their hard cider); Oliver Winery, Bloomington, and Windy Ridge Vineyard & Winery, Terre Haute.

Music provided by the Knickerbocker Saloon, Indiana’s oldest bar. Food will be available for purchase from Sovereign Catering

The local hobby groups Tippecanoe Home Brewers' Circle and Tippe Tasters will be sharing their interest and passion for home brewing and wine making.

Thank you to our sponsors without who we could not present this event to the community:
IUS Underwood Insurance, Grange Insurance, John Thieme, P.C., (Thieme & Adair CPAs), Reed & Company, and the Joseph Bartlett Law Office.

All proceeds go to support the Tippecanoe County Historical Association’s mission to create a sense of place in the present and propel us toward the future with hope and commitment through understanding our past.

Tickets available at Genealogy Center, 1001 South Street, TCHA Board of Governors, Tippecanoe Battlefield History Store and on-line here. Tickets will also be available at the gate.