Tippecanoe Historical Museum
Hours: Wednesday 2pm – 4pm -April through October; Saturday 10am – noon June through October, and by appointment.
The Tippecanoe Historical Society Museum is located in a building that once housed Tipp’s post office from 1929-1939. This was the first post office to receive mail addressed to the newly named “Tipp City” (having originally been “Tippecanoe” and then “Tippecanoe City”).
The museum opened its doors in 1991 and showcases the history, companies and artifacts that are relevant to Tipp City. Two of the larger displays center on the Miami and Erie Canal (since it played such a major role in the town’s development) and the Chaffee Opera House. One room is devoted entirely to school memorabilia. Another room focuses on the Society’s Oral History project, where reminiscences and information about various topics have been compiled on tapes and DVD’s from panels of numerous individuals, most being long-time resident senior citizens. Patrons are welcome to view any of the available media.
The Grace Kinney room is filled with research materials concerning the history of Tipp City, covering a broad spectrum of subjects. There is also a well-organized obituary section. The Society is currently interested in collecting family genealogies and histories of homes in the area.
20 North Third Street
Tipp City, Ohio