Putting Things in Perspective

Tippecanoe Battlefield Timeline


November 7, 1811 Battle of Tippecanoe
November 7, 1836 John Tipton, Battle of Tippecanoe veteran, deeded the 16 acre battlefield to Indiana.
1840 Political Rally
1844 Political Rally
1850 Refreshment stand for battlefield visitors constructed.
1851 Indiana Constitutional Convention made provisions for the preservation of the battlefield.
1856 Political Rally
Refreshment stand remodeled into a school house.
Battle Ground Collegiate Institute opened.
1858 The town of Battle Ground platted.
1862 Administration Building for the Battle Ground Collegiate Institute constructed.
1873 Iron fence erected around the battlefield.
1875 Tabernacle constructed.
1878 Tabernacle remodeled.
1882 Battle Ground Collegiate Institute closed.
1887 Iron fence painted and repaired.
1888 Political Rally
1892 Tippecanoe Monument Association formed.
November 7, 1908 Monument dedicated.
November 7, 1911 Re-enactment of the Battle of Tippecanoe
1927 The Administrative Building for the Battle Ground Collegiate expanded and converted into the Hotel Marshall for the Methodist Church Camp.
1959 The tabernacle is dismantled.
1961 Sesquicentennial Celebration of the Battle of Tippecanoe
1962 Retreat Center constructed.
The Hotel Marshall renovated, the Lounge added.
1963 Tippecanoe Battlefield designated a National Historic Landmark.
1971 The Methodist Church Camp closed.
A group of concerned residents form the Battle Ground Historical Corporation.
The Hotel Marshall converted into a museum.
1972 The Indiana General Assembly enacted legislation turning over the Battlefield Monument to the Tippecanoe County Park Board.
1990 The Battle Ground Historical Corporation merged with the Tippecanoe County Historical Association (TCHA).
1995 TCHA remodeled and revamped the museum and the exhibits.
2008 Centenial of the Dedication of the Monument