Show & Tell: The Dapper Man About Town: George Ade

522 Columbia Street, Lafayette, Lafayette, IN 47901
  • Presented By: Tippecanoe County Historical Association
  • Dates: July 11, 2023
  • Time: 11:30 AM
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John T. McCutcheon once described George Ade as someone “who would always stand out in a room”. From his earliest days as a student at Purdue and Sigma Chi fraternity, to his flop-house days in Chicago as a cub reporter, to his later career as a writer, poet, and playwright, George Ade always stood out mostly by being “just a little different” … or, perhaps, “just a little odd”. Come hear some of the tales and adventures of “The Aesop of Indiana” as he traveled through life from Purdue to Chicago to his eventual Hazelden estate in nearby Brook, Indiana.

Learn more about Show & Tell programs:  Remember grade school Show & Tell, and how you looked forward to it all week? We all brought things from home that we thought were special or that were important to us. Recapture that school magic with TCHA’s Show & Tell programs! Bring a favorite piece from your collections, share what you know with others in the audience, and learn something new! Afterwards, sit back in your chair and engage with the presenter’s program.