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.

CLICK HERE to download the 2022 Program Guide.

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
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.