World Famous: The Olivers and the American Dream
March 7, 2020 - May 9, 2021
The story of the Olivers’ successful achievement of the American dream is shared in The History Museum’s compelling exhibit about the family, their worldwide business, and the community in which they lived.
August 24, 2019 – January 2, 2022
Ernestine M. Raclin Gallery of Notre Dame History
The History Museum is proud to collaborate with Shakespeare at Notre Dame on an exhibit that showcases the past, present, and future of Shakespearean performance, analysis, and culture at the University of Notre Dame.
August 15, 2020 – August 1, 2021
It was 100 years ago on August 18, 1920, that women’s suffrage reached a monumental turning point when ratification of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was achieved. This exhibit was written in conjunction with Jamie Wagman, Ph.D., Saint Mary’s College, and her students.
Answering the Call: The Olivers and World War I
April 10, 2021– February 6, 2022
The impact of World War I on the city of South Bend is explored 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 exhibit chronicles the extraordinary lengths to which the Olivers answered the call to personal service in support of the war effort.
Ticket to Run: Campaigns in History
October 17, 2020 – May 9, 2021
Posters and other artifacts are shown in this exhibit that explores political campaigns through the decades.
Unseen Treasures of the Oliver Mansion
Items from the Oliver Mansion that aren’t normally seen on a house tour are on display in this permanent exhibit.
Voyages: The History of the St. Joseph Valley Region
Through seven rooms of life-like dioramas and interactive displays, Voyages tells the compelling story of the people of the St. Joseph River Valley.