Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events
Apr
20
Tue
The Rise of the Celebrity Presidency @ Via Zoom
Apr 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Media, image, and celebrity play a prominent role in American politics. But it wasn’t always this way. Dr. Kathryn Cramer Brownell will share her research about the ways in which new forms of mass media—radio, motion pictures, television and now social media—have transformed public functions and expectations of the modern presidency. This will be a Zoom presentation, with the link to be posted later. 

 
 

 

Apr
29
Thu
Archaeological Perspective on Beer Container Innovation @ Via Zoom
Apr 29 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Presented by Dr. H. Kory Cooper
This presentation provides a brief selective overview of innovation in beer container technology from the hypothesized beginnings of beer several thousand years ago to the 20th century. These changes in beer-related technology were the result of, and sometimes facilitated, changes in technologies as well as changes in human social organization. A few items from the TCHA collection will be shown to highlight historical, but relatively recent technologies. This will be a Zoom presentation, with the link to be posted later.

Jun
5
Sat
Fête de St Jean le Baptise @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
Jun 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
While life was often hard and unforgiving on the edges of the fledgling colonial empires in North America, people still knew how to have fun. In France, and in the New French Colony of Canada which included today’s State of Indiana and Fort Ouiatenon, feast days of the Saints in the Catholic Church often were used as excuses to stop working celebrate. The most famous of these midsummer celebrations for the French Colonists, traditionally celebrated with food, bonfires, and in Canada an odd twist on the Maypole ceremony, is The Feast of Saint John the Baptist. La Compagnie des Beaux Eaux is the sponsor of this living history event. The event is free to the public.
Social distancing will be practiced.
Sketch image from a Picture Gallery of Canadian History, 1942.
 
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.