Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Sep
25
Sat
Battlefield Interpretation at Tippecanoe- The 4th US Infantry @ Tippecanoe Battlefield
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

John Wickett will be portraying a 4th US Infantry soldier and John’s son will portray James Spencer, a young militiaman. The program is free. Social distancing will be practiced.

Oct
9
Sat
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon 2021 @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 9 @ 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 54th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival on October 9 & 10. 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
10
Sun
Feast of the Hunters’ Moon 2021 @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Oct 10 @ 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 54th annual Feast of the Hunters’ Moon festival on October 9 & 10. 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. 

Nov
6
Sat
La Veille du Diable et Touissant- An 18th Century Halloween! @ Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park
Nov 6 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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November Living History Weekend at Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park! This 18th century living history event will focus on preparations for winter, how people dealt with the cold, the celebration of All Souls Day, and French Canadian or Native ghost tales. Beware the Loup Garou- the French Werewolf!!  Sponsored by La Compagnie Des Beaux Eaux.

Nov
12
Fri
Who was Lafayette Education Leader, Sterling McElwaine? @ The History Center
Nov 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Take a look back to the early days before school integration in Lafayette, IN by learning about the history of Lincoln School, the school for black children operating in the early 1900’s. Parallel with the life of Sterling E. McElwaine, its first principal, hear stories of Lincoln School and its students through an interpretative portrayal by Jos N. Holman. Mr. Holman serves as the County Librarian for the Tippecanoe County Public Library. He first studied the life of Dr. McElwaine for a Juneteenth presentation. Attendees will enjoy hearing insightful stories of Lafayette history. This program is co-sponsored by the General de Lafayette Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.

Presented by Jos N. Holman, County Librarian for the Tippecanoe County Public Library