Putting Things in Perspective
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April 29th, 2015- Lincoln’s Reconstruction Experiments at the West Lafayette Public Library Walnut and Elm Rooms, 6:00 pm
Free public lecture presented in honor of the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and the death of Abraham Lincoln. Professor Robert May, PhD, Professor of History at Purdue University will explain Abraham Lincoln's program for readmitting the seceded slave states to the Union, describe how it evolved as the war lengthened, and contrast it with the plans of "radical" members of his own Republican Party who hoped to punish Confederates for the war and totally transform the southern states before allowing them back in the Union.
(And check out the TCHA Civil War display on exhibit at the West Lafayette Public Library April 1st through May 31st  2015)

May 2nd 2015- Tippecanoe County Cemetery Driving Tour 1:00 pm- 5:00 pm
Join local cemetery historians to visit some of the lesser-known cemeteries in Tippecanoe County. Find out what makes them special and what work is being done to restore and preserve these important locations. Tour will begin at O’Neall Cemetery near 1998 E. 510 South, Lafayette. Tickets are $10 per person, $8 for TCHA members. Tickets on Sale now at the Arganbright Center and Battlefield Museum & History Store.

May 30, 2015- Fort Ouiatenon Blockhouse Museum Opens for Summer Season
The summer season begin at the Blockhouse. Step back in time to learn about life in an early French Fur Trading post and the modern day archaeology that has helped historians uncover clues about these early settlers. The Blockhouse is open for free every Saturday and Sunday from 1- 5pm through the summer under the generous care of volunteers.

June 13th, 2015- Regional Author’s Fair at the Battlefield Museum & History Store, 1:00- 4:00 pm
Celebrate local writers with a passion for history! You’ll get to talk to local historians and authors about their latest publications, buy their book and get it signed. Admission is free- TCHA members get a discount on book and store purchases!

Isn’t It About Time?

You joined the Tippecanoe County Historical Association? Because we’re all about time!

The time you spend with your family in places that matter, the time to discover your connection to the people and events that shaped our community and the time celebrating old traditions while forging new ones.

This is what we do! Your Historical Association captures “time”, keeps it safe, brings it out and tells the stories again and again, generation after generation. And as we move into the future, we bring with us those times - the ones that made us who we are today.

Your membership support is needed now more than ever as we strive to engage our community’s current, past and future residents along with the many visitors with the goal of collecting, preserving and interpreting our unique and exciting history.

It’s time to take your place in history. Become a member today.

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