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TCHA hires Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Coordinator

LAFAYETTE, Ind. — The Tippecanoe County Historical Association announces the hiring of Leslie Martin Dotson as the coordinator of the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. An anthropologist, Martin Dotson’s main areas of interest and expertise lie in the Great Lakes fur trade era and the American cowgirl.

Martin Dotson has extensive experience in the museum and living history fields. She graduated with Suma Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors from Purdue University, and did graduate work in anthropology at Indiana University.

She currently serves as President of the Yankee Doodle Muzzle Loaders, Inc. and as Executive Director of the Kalamazoo Living History Show, the largest indoor antique arms/living history event in the country.

Martin Dotson also works as a consultant for the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, the national association dedicated to the sport of muzzle loading. As the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association’s American History Events Coordinator, she is responsible for the living history programming of the “NMLRA’s” National Shoots and as the event organizer of the Lore of the Laughery, an 18th century historical reenactment. She has recently taken on the responsibility of coordinating the NMLRA’s museum exhibits at their national headquarters in Friendship, Indiana. Martin Dotson serves on the board of directors for Mississinewa 1812, the largest War of 1812 living history event in North America. Martin Dotson was a featured speaker at the National Rifle Association’s National Convention in 2008.

In years past she has served in several capacities for the Tippecanoe County Historical Association, including Fort Ouiatenon Site Manager and lead interpreter, Gift Shops Manager, and the coordinator of the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon.

Martin Dotson has won many awards in the travel and tourism industry, including the state of Indiana’s Hoosier Hospitality award, the Lafayette-West Lafayette Convention and Visitors Bureau Community Ambassador Award, and Community Service Awards from the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette. She was an honoree in the YWCA’s Salute to Women.

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Tippecanoe County residents by collecting, preserving, and interpreting our unique and exciting history.

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One Response to “TCHA hires Feast of the Hunters’ Moon Coordinator”

  1. Marilyn McFatridge says:

    I do our facilities scheduling for the Purdue Athletic Department, I was wondering why you used our stadium parking lot this year, as you have in the past, and did not request to do so? Because we were not contacted or asked, it has caused quit a bit of damage to our grass areas where your patrons parked. It ended up we had to call the police and have several cars ticketed. This could have been avoided if you had contacted us,where we could have been prepared and roped off our grass areas.

    We would appreciate that you do not assume that you have use of the lot in the future. We had a request from our own police department to use that space for training, so if that had happened, I’m not sure what your plan B would have been but I don’t believe it would have come out well.