Calendar of Events
The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum are joining with over 2,000 other museums across the country to offer free admission to all active U.S. military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums program. The special offer is valid from Armed Forces Day through Labor Day. A military ID is required.
Members Preview Party – Manufacturing Victory
A members preview party for the exhibit Manufacturing Victory will take place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 17, at The History Museum. Complimentary admission. Reservations required.
South Bend City Cemetery Tour
Two tours of South Bend’s City Cemetery will be offered on this evening. Both are conducted by Travis Childs, Director of Education, and explore historic grave sites and grave markers. The first takes place in person at the cemetery. Participants can meet at 6:30 p.m. at the cemetery’s entrance at West Colfax and Elm Streets. $2. This tour requires a fair amount of walking over uneven ground and will not take place in case of inclement weather. No pets, please. Parking is limited.
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Victory: Sounds of the SBSO Brass Quintet
Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Strike up the band! South Bend Symphony Orchestra’s brass quintet will perform a 45-minute concert of military music and brass quintet favorites, presented in conjunction with the exhibit Manufacturing Victory. Between selections, museum curators and representatives of Conn Selmer will describe ways musical instrument manufacturers answered the call to service by producing items for the armed forces. Taking place on The History Museum’s Tuesley Amphitheatre, the event includes complimentary visits to Manufacturing Victory, which is presented by and spans both The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum. The exhibit is open one hour prior to and 30 minutes following the performance. Admission is $10/general; $5/members. Reservations required. Tickets may be purchased online by CLICKING HERE. Active military and veterans may call 574-235-9664 to reserve free tickets.
Insights in History – The Olivers and World War I-VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Curator of Copshaholm Skylar Stasney explores the impact of World War I on the city of South Bend as seen through the eyes of local industrialist J. D. Oliver. As the President of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works, J. D. saw the war influence not only his business but also his family, friends, and personal life. The online presentation can be accessed at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the program. CLICK HERE to view the presentation. No reservations are needed and there is no charge. Insights in History is sponsored by Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.
St. Joseph Polish Roman Catholic Cemetery Tour-VIRTUAL PROGRAM
A virtual tour of St. Joseph Polish Roman Catholic Cemetery will be offered online at 7 p.m. Conducted by Travis Childs, Director of Education, the tour visits historic grave sites and grave markers. To participate, CLICK HERE. No reservations are necessary and there is no charge.
Insights in History – Historical Markers in Northern Indiana –VIRTUAL PROGRAM
Casey Pfeiffer, Historical Marker Program Director, Indiana Historical Bureau, explores some of the historical markers in northern Indiana and chronicles the recent installation of the South Bend Blue Sox marker at the former site of Playland Park. The online presentation can be accessed at 1:30 p.m. on the day of the program by CLICKING HERE. No reservations are needed and there is no charge. Insights in History is sponsored by Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.
Mishawaka City Cemetery Tour
This tour of Mishawaka City Cemetery, conducted by Director of Education Travis Childs, features historic grave sites and grave markers. Participants can meet at 6:30 p.m. at the cemetery’s entrance on the south side of Jefferson Blvd. in Mishawaka, near the intersection of North Main Street. $2. This tour requires a fair amount of walking over uneven ground and will not take place in case of inclement weather. No pets, please. Parking is limited. Click here for a map.
Insights in History – Manufacturing Victory – On-Site Presentation
Deputy Executive Director Kristie Erickson offers perspectives on the steadfast response of our region’s manufacturers to America’s call during times of peace as well as military conflict. Highlighting the ingenuity of generations of workers and business leaders, her presentation chronicles the area’s long and rich history of defense production from pre-Civil War to present day. A tour of the new exhibit Manufacturing Victory, presented in partnership by The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum, will be offered. Reservations are needed; admission is $3. Insights in History is sponsored by Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.