Public Programs

Public Programs

The more you connect with Tippecanoe County history, the more it comes to life.

Stay connected, you don’t want to miss out! TCHA offers unique opportunities to engage with the past, whether you prefer lectures, tours, informal meet and greets, or interactive demonstrations, we’ll have something for you. So jump in – ask questions, offer opinions, listen, learn, and tour. We are constantly working to make the past enjoyable and accessible for you, so check out our programming calendar for the program that’s right for you.

Miss a program? View it on our You Tube Channel.

Maple Sugaring at Fort Ouiatenon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historical Park
Mar 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Sucre d’Erable a Ouiatenon”

Join us at the Fort Ouiatenon blockhouse for a living history event portraying the French colonial period at Ouiatenon during the early 18th century. Living history reenactors will be on hand to talk about the French fur trade, Native American and French culture of the period, and they will be doing maple sugar production.

 No admission charge, and free parking on site!
Sponsored by La Compagnie des Beaux Eaux

Show & Tell: Purdue’s First President @ The History Center
Mar 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Scientist, professor, veteran, Indiana State Geologist and Purdue’s first president. While he is most well-known for the latter, Richard Owen only served the University for nineteen months, resigning before the first class was held in 1874. Come learn about Richard Owen’s life, and even more interesting death.

Presented by Claire Eagle. This program is sponsored by the National Group.

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.

This program will also be available by Zoom. Check back for the link later!

Evaleen Stein @ The History Center
Mar 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join author Angie Klink to hear of the life of Evaleen Stein, a prolific writer from the golden age of Indiana literature (1880-1920), as well as a nationally-known author, poet and artist. Evaleen published 300 poems, 13 children’s novels, and 3 books of poetry. She translated books written in Italian and Japanese and painted hundreds of watercolors. Today, school children continue to read Evaleen’s poems and books, websites feature her poetry, and YouTube offers numerous videos of children reciting her works at school programs.

This program is sponsored by the National Group.

This program will also be available by Zoom. Check back for the link later