World Famous: The Olivers and the American Dream

March 7, 2020 - May 9, 2021

Changing Gallery

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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.

Full Circle: Shakespearean Culture at Notre Dame

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. 

Votes for Women

August 15, 2020 – August 1, 2021

Carroll Gallery

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

Carroll Gallery

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

Link Hallway

Posters and other artifacts are shown in this exhibit that explores political campaigns through the decades.

Unseen Treasures of the Oliver Mansion

Permanent Exhibit

Items from the Oliver Mansion that aren’t normally seen on a house tour are on display in this permanent exhibit.

Polished in Public, Fierce on the Field: The AAGPBL

Permanent Exhibit

The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was started in 1943 and was active until 1954.

Voyages: The History of the St. Joseph Valley Region

Permanent Exhibit

Through seven rooms of life-like dioramas and interactive displays, Voyages tells the compelling story of the people of the St. Joseph River Valley.

The Mary Jane Clark Miniature Lamp Collection

Permanent Exhibit

This display of miniature lamps features over 250 items displayed in eight mirrored cases.

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