Calendar of Events

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Blue Star Museums

May 21 - September 5, 2022

The History Museum is 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.

May 2022
Tales from History
May 19, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Join host Kristie Erickson, Deputy Executive Director, as she retrieves stories of local history. On May 19, learn about the essential role South Bend’s Bendix Corporation played in engineering projects that helped create success for the Apollo missions, including the moon landing on July 20, 1969. At 7 p.m. on the day of the online program click the button below to view the virtual presentation.

Artifact Alley
May 26, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Join Registrar Kristi Dunn for this virtual program as she talks about some of the interesting artifacts on view in the “Material Matters” display in Voyages Gallery. No reservations are needed and there is no charge. To view the presentation, click the button below.

June 2022
Insights in History-The Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm
June 1, 2022
1:30 p.m.

Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman discusses the origins of the Concours d’Elegance and looks at some of the extraordinary automobiles that were showcased at the 2021 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm as well as vehicles that will be on view in 2022. A tour of vehicles at the Studebaker National Museum will be offered. Admission is $3 or $1 for members. Reservations are required by April 4.

Kluckers: Indiana and the 1920s Ku Klux Klan
June 3 and 4, 2022
7:30 p.m.

The Acting Ensemble, in partnership with The History Museum, presents Kluckers: Indiana and the 1920s Ku Klux Klan. The project has been funded by the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County and a Heritage Support Grant provided by the Indiana Historical Society and made possible by Lilly Endowment Inc. Other performances will take place at the Acting Ensemble, 602 E. Mishawaka Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. on May 19, 20, and 21, and at 2:00 p.m. on May 22.

For more information or to reserve a seat, visit or email or leave a message at 574-217-8873.

South Bend Blue Sox/All-American Girls Professional Baseball League at Four Winds Field
June 9, 2022
Gates open at 6:00 p.m., Game begins at 7:05 p.m.

Members are invited to special seating at Four Winds Field on this evening that celebrates the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, including the South Bend Blue Sox, immortalized in the film A League of Their Own.

Copshaholm 125 Arts Competition Kick-off
June 14, 2022

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Calling all artists! A kick-off event for the Copshaholm 125 Arts Competition will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, at The History Museum. There is no charge for this event. In celebration of the 125th anniversary of the year J.D. and Anna Oliver and their four children moved into their new home at 808 West Washington Street in South Bend, The History Museum is holding an arts competition, with judging to take place in September. Local artists are invited to interpret the history of the Oliver family, the Oliver Mansion, including the Historic Oliver Gardens, and the year 1897 through a variety of arts, including the visual arts, music, written word, and theater. Entries will be divided into the adult (18 and above) or youth (10-17) competitions. Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in each of the four categories, whose works will be displayed or performed at special events in September and November. Information and resources will be available at the kick-off and online at

South Bend City Cemetery Tour
June 16, 2022

6:30 p.m.

Click Here for Map to Cemetery

Take a twilight tour of South Bend’s City Cemetery and explore historic grave sites and grave markers. The tour is conducted by Travis Childs, Director of Education. Meet at the cemetery’s entrance at West Colfax and Elm Streets. $2. This tour requires a fair amount of walking over uneven ground. The tour will not take place in case of inclement weather. No pets, please. Parking is limited.

Curiosities of Copshaholm
June 30, 2022

7:00 p.m.

July 2022
Insights in History
July 6, 2022

1:30 p.m.







Time Travel with Travis
July 14, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Museum Live!
July 21, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Music In the Gardens
July 29, 2022

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

August 2022
A Look Back
August 11, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Mishawaka City Cemetery Tour
August 18, 2022

6:30 p.m.

Click Here for Map to Cemetery

Tales from History
August 25, 2022

7:00 p.m.

September 2022
October 2022
Mystery at the Mansion
October 14 and 28, 2022
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