Insights in History - Virtual Edition

We have missed presenting Insights in History for you! For everyone’s safety, we are not holding Insights in History on site. However, we are going to present Insights in History online.

Insights in History – Historical Markers in Northern Indiana

Premiering 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.

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Insights in History – The Olivers and World War I

Premiered July 7, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

Curator of Copshaholm Skylar Stasney explores the impact of World War I on the city of South Bend as seen 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.

Insights in History – The “s” is Silent: A Look at the Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm

Premiered June 2, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

Studebaker National Museum Archivist Andrew Beckman explores the extraordinary cars that were showcased at the 2019 Concours d’Elegance at Copshaholm. He will also talk about the history of the Concours d’Elegance, its roots as a fashion show, and other grand Concours events.

Insights in History – Alice Mannering and Women’s Suffrage

Premiered May 5, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

Jamie Wagman, Ph.D., talks about Alice Mannering, who was the first woman to run for public office in the state of Indiana as the socialist candidate in South Bend’s mayoral election of 1917. Dr. Wagman is Associate Professor and Chair of History and Gender & Women’s Studies, Saint Mary’s College.

Insights in History – 200 Years BC (Before Campus): Archaeology at IU South Bend

Premiered April 7, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

Jay VanderVeen, Ph.D, Professor of Anthropology, IU South Bend, explores the former site of Playland Park through a detailed look at the archaeological dig he and his students conducted in 2018 behind IU South Bend’s River Crossing campus housing.

Insights in History: Hidden Gems of South Bend

Premiered March 3, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

Todd Zeiger, Director, Northern Regional Office, Indiana Landmarks, explores historic landmarks of the South Bend community that are sometimes overlooked.

Insights in History: Telling “Civic” Stories

Premiered February 3, 2021 | 1:30 p.m.

This online presentation of Insights in History features Aaron Nichols, Executive Director of the South Bend Civic Theatre (, who will share inspiring stories of South Bend Civic Theatre’s history, including its programs and its buildings.

Insights in History: Christmas Then & Now

Premiered December 2, 2020 at 1:30 p.m.

This Insights in History program features Skylar Stasney, Curator of Copshaholm, comparing past and present-day Christmas traditions, and exploring their origins.

Penny Marshall's Film: A League of Their Own

Premiered November 4, 2020

This online presentation of Insights in History features Kristen Madden, Archivist, who will explore A League of Their Own, the 1992 film that showcased the first professional women’s sports teams, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The presentation will also highlight the differences between the film and the actual AAGPBL. Directed by Penny Marshall, A League of Their Own is credited with immortalizing the South Bend Blue Sox and other teams of the AAGPBL.

Virtual Insights in History – 100 Years of the 19th Amendment

Premiered October 7, 2020

Virtual Insights in History – World Famous: The Olivers and the American Dream

Premiered September 2, 2020

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