Community remembers Battle of Tippecanoe

Hundreds came out this weekend to celebrate the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe. WLFI/File Photo
Hundreds came out this weekend to celebrate the 205th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe. WLFI/File Photo

BATTLE GROUND, Ind. (WLFI) — More than two centuries later, hundreds of people came out to remember the Battle of Tippecanoe.

The three-day event kicked off Friday at the Tippecanoe Battlefield, commemorating the 205th anniversary.

Events started bright and early Saturday morning with a march from Prophetstown to the battlefield. Throughout the rest of the day, re-enactors were on-hand to talk with visitors about the history behind the battle.

Tippecanoe Battlefield Museum manager Rick Conwell said there’s been a pretty good turnout.

“We always try to do some sort of commemorative activities around the time of the battle. This is the largest event we’ve done since the 200th anniversary in 2011,” Conwell said.

The event was hosted by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association.

If you want to pay a visit yourself, the commemoration will continue Sunday from 8 a.m. until noon. It’s free to the public.