Calendar of Events
September 30, 2021
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Join us as we honor the American worker at The History Museum’s 2021 annual fundraising gala. This year, we will hold a cocktail party under tent instead of a seated dinner as we remain thoughtful of guidelines for social distancing. Reservations are required; contact Brian Harding, 574.235.9664, ext. 227 or
October 6, 2021
Jeff Blair, President of the Indiana Lincoln Highway Association, explores the history of the Lincoln Highway, one of the earliest transcontinental highways in the United States. He will chronicle the highway’s beginning and describe its route, which began in New York City, crossed through Indiana, and ended in San Francisco. A tour of Lincoln Highway photos will be offered. Reservations are needed; admission is $3.
October 15, 2021
October 29, 2021
First Tour Leaves at 5:30 p.m.
It’s 1955 and what a year it is! “The Seven Year Itch” starring Marilyn Monroe has just been released and the Brooklyn Dodgers have taken the World Series against the New York Yankees. Closer to home, industrial espionage is underway at Ball-Band, with design plans for their self-sealing fuel cell–intended for the military–now in jeopardy. Participants will need to listen carefully to all the clues to discover the villain at The History Museum’s Mystery at the Mansion. Tickets are $20/adults and $15/members. Reservations are strongly recommended; tours are limited. Purchase tickets online by clicking the button below. Masks are required at this event.
PLEASE NOTE: When you click the button below and go to the ticket order page…there are two text links, one is “Other dates…” and the other is “Other times…” You can click those to change the date you want to attend and clicking the “Other times…” will allow you to select what time slot you want.
October 21, 2021
November 3, 2021
Greg Giczi, President and General Manager of PBS Michiana–WNIT, chronicles the making of “Then, Now, and Always: The St. Joseph River Story,” their documentary on the history of the St. Joseph River. He will talk about the collaborative effort of communities along the river, including the museum’s new exhibit Power, Production, and Pioneers: The St. Joseph River. A tour of the exhibit will be offered. Reservations are needed; admission is $3. Insights in History is sponsored by Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.
November 11, 2021