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Blue Star Museums

Until September 5, 2021

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.

July 2021
Music in the Gardens

July 30, 2021

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

Music in the Gardens is back! The popular summertime event, presented by The History Museum and WVPE, will take place on July 30 in the museum’s Historic Oliver Gardens.

August 2021
Best. Week. Ever. “See SB”

August 2-3, 2021

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Celebrate Best. Week. Ever. with visits to The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum. You can enjoy free admission to both museums when you have a “See SB” wristband. Come see Manufacturing Victory, a joint exhibit by The History Museum and the Studebaker National Museum, celebrating the steadfast response of our region’s manufacturers to America’s call during times of military conflict. Tours to the Oliver Mansion are limited. For more information on Best. Week. Ever. 2021 click here.

Lecture – General (Ret.) Jack Keane

August 3, 2021

6:00 p.m.
Doors open at 5:15 p.m.

Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipient General (Ret.) Jack Keane, Executive Chairman of AM General, explores the role of American leadership in the world today in his lecture presented by the Studebaker National Museum and The History Museum in conjunction with their joint exhibit Manufacturing Victory. The lecture takes place at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 3. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. and guests can tour the exhibit before the lecture as well as during a meet-and-greet with General Keane following his talk. Reservations are strongly recommended; seating is limited. Tickets are $10/general and $5/members or veterans/active military and can be purchased online at https://bit.ly/3Bs9CKU or by calling (574) 235-9714. General Keane is a national security and foreign policy expert. A four star general, he completed over 37 years of service, culminating in his appointment as Acting Chief of Staff and Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. In addition, General Keane has advised presidents, presidential candidates, cabinet members, senior government officials as well as members of Congress. In his role with AM General, General Keane works closely with AM General’s President and CEO, Andy Hove, and AM General’s parent corporation, KPS Capital Partners, to provide strategic oversight and counsel on the company’s strategic growth initiatives.

Insights in History – Historical Markers in Northern Indiana

August 4, 2021

1:30 p.m.

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 the button below. No reservations are needed and there is no charge. Insights in History is sponsored by Tuesley Hall Konopa LLP.

Members Night at Four Winds Field

August 5, 2021

Game Starts: 7:05 p.m.

Gates Open: 6:00 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. Reservations are required. Call 235-9664. ext. 238.

All-American Girls Professional Baseball League Night at Four Winds Field

August 5, 2021

Game Starts: 7:05 p.m.

Gates Open: 6:00 p.m.

Celebrate the South Bend Blue Sox, an original team of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, immortalized in the film A League of Their Own.

Time Travel with Travis

August 12, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Join Director of Education Travis Childs as he visits a community site to tell about its historical significance. At 7 p.m. on the day of the program, click the button below to go to the presentation. No reservations are needed and there is no charge.

Museum Live!

August 19, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Join Director of Marketing Marilyn Thompson as she talks with Grant Mudge of Shakespeare at Notre Dame. At 7 p.m. on the day of the program, click the button below. No reservations are needed and there is no charge.

Mishawaka City Cemetery Tour

August 26, 2021

6:30 p.m.

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. For a map click the button below.

September 2021
Insights in History – Manufacturing Victory

September 1, 2021

1:30 p.m.

Held at The History Museum

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.

A Look Back

September 9, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Join Archivist Kristen Madden as she shows archival images that chronicle the history of the South Bend community. At 7 p.m. on the day of the program, visit www.historymuseumSB.org and click on the A LOOK BACK icon. No reservations are needed and there is no charge.

Tales from History

September 16, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Host Kristie Erickson, Deputy Executive Director, captivates viewers in this virtual program as she retrieves stories of local history. At 7 p.m. on the day of the online program, click the button below to view the presentation. No reservations are needed and there is no charge.

Artifact Alley

September 23, 2021

7:00 p.m.

Join Registrar Kristi Dunn for this virtual program in which she takes viewers on a show-and-tell of artifacts from The History Museum’s collection. At 7 p.m. on the day of the program, please click the button below to view the presentation. No reservations are needed and there is no charge.

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