Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Aug
27
Sat
Keep the Ball Rolling: Giant Balls as Rhetoric in 19th Century Presidential Campaigns @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

William Henry Harrison’s campaign for President in 1840 has been called the first modern presidential campaign. He employed many unique campaign tactics such as a large campaign ball in his quest for the presidency. Matt Barnett, 8th Grade U.S. History teacher, and his students from Maconaquah Middle School, will be giving a presentation on Harrison’s 1840 presidential campaign and the history of the campaign ball used by both the William Henry Harrison campaign and the Benjamin Harrison campaign. During the presentation, they will be rolling their recreated 1840 Harrison campaign ball. Come out and join them as the students “Keep the Ball Rolling!”  

Sep
11
Sun
Greenbush Cemetery Tour @ Greenbush Cemetery
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Learn a little of the history of this final resting place of some 10,000 souls. Incorporated in 1848 by 23 prominent citizens, Greenbush was Lafayette’s second public cemetery, and its purpose was to provide the public with affordable burial plots. We’ll visit some graves of old settlers, well-known citizens, and unknown civil war soldiers.  NOTE- if it is raining, we will hold the program at the Frank G. Arganbright Genealogy Center, 1001 South, Lafayette, IN

Sep
20
Tue
Show & Tell: Pioneer Cemeteries in Tippecanoe County @ The History Center
Sep 20 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

 

Presented by Amy Harbor.

Did you know that Tippecanoe County is estimated to have about 200 cemeteries? The Area Plan Commission has verified and documented about a hundred which date to before 1850. We’ll talk about some of these early pioneer cemeteries of Tippecanoe County and the lives of the people who rest there today.
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.

 

Sep
24
Sat
Celebrate National Archaeology Month with TCHA! @ Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum & History Store
Sep 24 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join the Tippecanoe County Historical Association and Purdue University’s Department of Anthropology to celebrate Indiana Archaeology Month at the Tippecanoe Battlefield in Battle Ground, IN Saturday, September 24th, 10 am -1 pm. Activities for all ages include artifact show-and-tell, artifact identification if you have something you want to know more about, and try your hand at throwing an atlatl dart.

 
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.