Joyeux Noel a Post du Ouiatenon @ Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park

Fort Ouiatenon Historic Park
3129 South River Road, West Lafayette, IN 47906
  • Presented By: Tippecanoe County Historical Association
  • Dates: December 9, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
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Joyeux Noel a Post du Ouiatenon
Saturday, December 9th 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
How different would your holiday season be without electricity, or central heat, or lights and decorations, or even without gifts as we expect today? Midwinter has been marked and celebrated since the beginning of human history in various ways and with numerous customs and traditions. The early French colonial settlers who came to the area of modern-day Lafayette brought with them their own midwinter traditions. Even though these colonial people observed the same holiday of Christmas that many of us do today, the ways and traditions of their celebrations were much different than they are currently. Please join Les Garnison du Pays d’en Haut and TCHA at Fort Ouiatenon to see and learn how the Holiday Season was celebrated 260 years ago. Living history volunteers will present demonstrations on French Colonial holiday traditions, food ways and winter skills of the 18th century. 
This event is sponsored by La Compagnie des Beaux Eaux.