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Winter was an important 19th century artist and Lafayette, Indiana resident who documented the cultures of the Miami and Potawatomi Indians in Indiana and their eventual forced relocation. An extensive collection of the works of George Winter was donated to the Tippecanoe County Historical Association in 1986 by Mrs. Cable G. Ball, the widow of Winter’s great grandson. This gift to the Lafayette community includes manuscripts, letters, drawings, and paintings of this important 19th century artist.

The Indiana Bicentennial Commission has awarded this Legacy Project status, in celebration of 200 years of Indiana statehood.

Gallery Talks:
Every Friday at 2:00 pm (June 24- August 12), join us for a gallery talk. A chance to talk with staff from the Tippecanoe County Historical Association about the George Winter collection.

Additional Saturday Programs:

June 25, 2016  2:00 pm - “The Pottawatomie Trail of Death Caravan” presentation by Shirley Willard. A short video and presentation about the 2013 caravan to re-trace the steps of the Pottawatomie people during the 1830s Trail of Death.

July 9, 2016  2:00 pm - “Frances Slocum: Child of Two Americas” film screening. George Winter’s most famous subject has a story that has been told many times. This 2007 interpretation of the story will be accompanied by a Question & Answer opportunity with the film’s producer, Bill Bachman.

July 30, 2016  2:00 pm - Kids Portrait Drawing Class lead by Art with Aubrey. A free workshop to introduce children, ages 5 and up, to portrait drawing with art instructor Aubrey Clayton.

August 6, 2016  2:00 pm - Trade Silver & Beads with Linda Andrews. Explore Native American silver and bead art with a representative of National Center for Great Lakes Native American Culture.

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