Apr
4
Tue
Show & Tell: Helen Gougar: Legal, Journalistic, and Influential Advocate for Women at the turn of the 20th Century @ The History Center
Apr 4 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presented by Pete Bill. 

If there was a political issue of the day in the 1890’s Helen Gougar was probably somewhere near the center of the fight. Whether it be as an activist for Women’s Suffrage or the Temperance and Prohibition movement, or as an advocate for laws to protect victims of domestic violence, Helen led a life long battle for what she viewed as fundamental “human rights” that belonged to women. Her roles took her from the smoky writing rooms of newspapers to the Indiana Supreme Court. Come hear the hard-fought tales about how Lafayette native, Helen Gougar, helped lift up the roles of women in society and changed the way women were viewed.

Learn more about Show & 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
7
Fri
Show & Tell: The Dapper Man About Town: George Ade @ The History Center
Jul 7 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Presented by Pete Bill. 

John T. McCutcheon once described George Ade as someone “who would always stand out in a room”. From his earliest days as a student at Purdue and Sigma Chi fraternity, to his flop-house days in Chicago as a cub reporter, to his later career as a writer, poet, and playwright, George Ade always stood out mostly by being “just a little different” … or, perhaps, “just a little odd”. Come hear some of the tales and adventures of “The Aesop of Indiana” as he traveled through life from Purdue to Chicago to his eventual Hazelden estate in nearby Brook, Indiana.

Learn more about Show & 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.