May 7, 2016- Heritage Day: 200 Years of Work and Play in Indiana at the Tippecanoe Battlefield Park 10:00- 5:00
The Tippecanoe County Historical Association and the Bicentennial Committee invite the community to help celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial with a special event honoring 200 years of history in Tippecanoe County. This family event will bring together many community organizations for a fun day of activities and demonstrations highlighting our unique local history and place in the Hoosier story. This is designated an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project and promoted by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. Admission to the event is free.
The WALLA Programming Committee is encouraging all WALLA participants to take part in this event. There will be NO special WALLA program in the month of May. We could not possibly create and duplicate what is happening at Battleground that day.
There are only a few tickets left so register soon.
Join your WALLA friends on Saturday, July 16th for a trip to the Delphi Opera House and a pre-show lunch at the Stonehouse Restaurant, best known for their pies.
In 1882, Riley made the first of many appearances at the Delphi Opera House. On Saturday, July 16th, the actor and artist Jeff Kuehl will entertain us with his rendition of the famous Hoosier Poet. This event is endorsed as a Legacy Project by the Indiana Bicentennial Commission and held on the anniversary of Riley's death.
The price for the bus trip and ticket to the show is $25 per person.
(Lunch selection and cost is on your own)
Download the registration form here.
Example: The Puzzler by Nancy Hartman
The Programming committee has been hard at work arranging a trip to St. Louis for June 1, 2 and 3. We will visit Cahokia Mounds, a world heritage site in southern Illinois. Then we will travel into the city and take a riverboat cruise and learn more about the history of the river and the St. Louis waterfront. We will enjoy a barbeque dinner at Pappy's Smokehouse after checking into our hotel.
After dinner there is free time and we recommend visiting the Old Courthouse where the Jefferson Expansion museum is temporarily housed. It is open until 10 pm and is only 2 blocks from our hotel.
After breakfast on your own, we will tour Forest Park and enjoy calzones at a picnic in Shelter #11. Afterwards, you can enjoy your choice of either the Missouri History Museum or the St. Louis Art Museum. Later, the bus will take us to the famous Missouri Botanical Gardens where we will enjoy a tram tour before exploring on our own. We will have dinner at Mama’s on the Hill in the Italian district. Free time after dinner.
The next day will see us in St. Charles visiting the Lewis and Clark Boat House, a tour of this historic town that was the first capital of Missouri. You will have lunch on your own in one of the many small restaurants in the area.. Concretes at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard will be enjoyed as we leave for home.
Sorry about droppng Hannibal from the schedule but during the pre-planning trip we found too much to do in St. Louis to justify the extra miles. We will have to do it another time.