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Club Profile: History Club

By: Taylor Waldron

Staff Writer/Web Editor


You probably don’t know much about History Club if you’re not a member already, however it is one of the largest and most inclusive clubs on campus at IU South Bend. The club is open to all students, not just history majors, and features a variety of events each year. While they are most famous for their ever-popular trivia nights, the club also puts on movie nights and organized trips.

The next trip offered by History Club will be their venture to the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Festival at Fort Ouiatenon, West Lafayette, Indiana, on Oct. 6. The trip is open to all students at IU South Bend, even if you’re not in History Club yet. The cost of the trip is $10. The student cost covers the entrance fee to the festival and the transportation to West Lafayette.

The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Festival is put on by the Tippecanoe County Historical Association. The festival is celebrating its 51st anniversary this year. Live, historical reenactments will take place that highlight 18th century life at Fort Ouiatenon, which was the first fortified European outpost in what is now Indiana. The feast is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans.

IU South Bend Junior and Secretary of History Club, Zach Snider, encourages Titans to attend the event this year. This will be his first year attending the festival.

“The trip should be pretty cool, and I believe the last time the club went to the festival was 2012. So, anyone in the club now, aside from our advisor, Dr. Willig, hasn’t been yet,” said Snider.

Those who wish to accompany the History Club to West Lafayette for the festival can contact the faculty advisor, Timothy Willig, at

Why should you join History Club? Well, according to Snider, it’s an easy sell.

“We have our famous trivia night, movie nights, and it’s a unique club to be a part of. There’s always free food, so you’re bound to walk away with at least some free pizza or candy when you attend an event. Plus, you’ll always learn something”, said Snider.

Snider is a three-year member of the IU South Bend History Club and greatly encourages all Titans to check it out.

To join History Club, contact the faculty advisor at or attend any upcoming event by checking Titan Atlas.

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