Jun
24
Fri
Who is a Hoosier? @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Jun 24 – Jul 29 all-day
Who is a Hoosier? @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum

Many people ask “What is a Hoosier?”—and while the term’s origins may be up for debate, a traveling exhibit from the Indiana Historical Society (IHS) looks at how people with many different backgrounds have come to take pride in the nickname. From June 24 through July 29, 2022, the Tippecanoe County Historical Association will host the exhibit Who Is a Hoosier? at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum, located at 200 Battleground Avenue, Battle Ground, IN.

The traveling exhibit uses maps and informational graphics to highlight the statistical impact of changing ethnic groups over time. It shows how the comings and goings of newcomers to the state, through immigration or migration, have created the Indiana we know today—and will continue to shape its future.

In addition, photographs from various IHS collections and from institutions across the state bring to life the personal stories of immigration.  Who Is a Hoosier? is made possible by Kroger.

This exhibit is included with museum admission and free to TCHA members.

Jun
28
Tue
Show & Tell – War and the Flu: The Homefront of World War I in Tippecanoe County @ The History Center
Jun 28 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

With the US officially entering the Great War in April 1917, life in Tippecanoe County changed significantly. Coupled with this entrance into the war was the “Spanish Flu” that swept across the world in 1918-1919. Hear how citizens in the county engaged in two simultaneous battles on the homefront.
 
Join Pete Bill at the TCHA History Center for this program on local Tippecanoe County history.
 
Learn more about Show and Tell programs: Remember grade school Show & Tell, and how you looked forward to it all week? We all brought things from home that we thought were special or that were important to us. Recapture that school magic with TCHA’s Show & Tell programs! Bring a favorite piece from your collections, share what you know with others in the audience, and learn something new! Afterwards, sit back in your chair and engage with the presenter’s program.
Jul
9
Sat
Walking in Their Footsteps: Educational On-Site Tour of the Tippecanoe Battlefield @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & History Store
Jul 9 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
An informal, educational tour of the Tippecanoe battlefield led by retired Battlefield Museum Manager Rick Conwell.
Visitors will have the opportunity to stand in the footprints of the original battle participants as we explore troop deployments, tactical decisions, and the course of the November, 1811 conflict, which was a foundational event in the formation of the State of Indiana.  Meet at the monument at 1 PM for the free tour!
 
Oct
1
Sat
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon 2022 @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association of Lafayette, Indiana, in cooperation with the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department, will be sponsoring the 55th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival on October 1 & 2. Hours are Saturday 9am to 5pm E.D.T. and Sunday 9am to 4pm E.D.T. The “Feast” is held annually along the banks of the Wabash River. Considered by many to be the “must see” event of the year, the Feast represents the time of homecoming, feasting, dancing and celebrating from the earliest days of historic Fort Ouiatenon (1717-1791), the first fortified European settlement in Indiana.
Over 40 different recreated period foods will put the “feast” in the Feast! Food booths are run by area non-profit organizations as fundraisers for their worthy community projects. Different arenas and stages plus numerous locations on the 30 acres of festival grounds feature outstanding performances by musicians, interpreters, military re-enactors and Native American groups.

Advance ticket information will be posted several months before the event. 

Oct
2
Sun
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon 2022 @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association of Lafayette, Indiana, in cooperation with the Tippecanoe County Park and Recreation Department, will be sponsoring the 55th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival on October 1 & 2. Hours are Saturday 9am to 5pm E.D.T. and Sunday 9am to 4pm E.D.T. The “Feast” is held annually along the banks of the Wabash River. Considered by many to be the “must see” event of the year, the Feast represents the time of homecoming, feasting, dancing and celebrating from the earliest days of historic Fort Ouiatenon (1717-1791), the first fortified European settlement in Indiana.
Over 40 different recreated period foods will put the “feast” in the Feast! Food booths are run by area non-profit organizations as fundraisers for their worthy community projects. Different arenas and stages plus numerous locations on the 30 acres of festival grounds feature outstanding performances by musicians, interpreters, military re-enactors and Native American groups.

Advance ticket information will be posted several months before the event.