SEPTEMBER 2017

September 14, 2017
The 1980s: 150 Series
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 466017:00 p.m. – Presentation
6:00 p.m. – Artifact/Photograph Review

Travel back to the totally tubular ’80s. Grab your Commodore 64 and meet us at The History Museum for a most excellent talk about early video games and their impact on pop culture. Video game nerd, ahem, expert Matthew Sisk, Ph.D., Hesburgh Library, University of Notre Dame, will return you to the days of DOS. It will be rad. Do you have a vintage Pac Man t-shirt or a photograph of the time you solved a Rubik’s Cube? Come early if you have these or other 1980s’ items or photographs you’d like to donate to The History Museum. Tickets are $10/general; $5/members. The event is part of the 150 Series. A presentation on the 1970s takes place on October 12, and on the 1960s, November 16. Tickets for the entire series are $25/general; $12.50/members. Reservations are required.

September 16, 2017
Oliver Mansion Specialty Tour: From Ink to Granite Architecture Tour
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 46601

Designed by architect Charles Alonzo Rich, this Queen Anne Romanesque house was born as a meticulous vision drawn in ink on paper. The final masterpiece, built of granite, varied in some ways from that original vision–both on the exterior and the interior–through changes made at the time of construction. In this specialty tour conducted by Deputy Executive Director Brandon Anderson, learn about these changes and the evolution of the mansion during the 75 years the Olivers called 808 West Washington home. The tour is limited. Reservations required; call 235-9664, ext. 232. $25/general; $20/members.

Saturday, September 23, 2017
Smithsonian Magazine’s Museum Day
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 46601

The History Museum is joining with institutions across the country to participate in “Museum Day,” presented by Smithsonian magazine. Visitors who present a Museum Day Admission Card receive free admission from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that day. The Admission Card is available at www.smithsonian.com/museumday.

September 24, 2017
A Presentation on Cedar Grove Cemetery
2:30 pm – 4:00 pm The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 46601

This presentation about Cedar Grove Cemetery takes place in The History Museum’s Wiekamp Auditorium and is given by Director of Education Travis Childs. The presentation features historic grave sites and grave markers. Admission is $2/general; free/members. Reservations are suggested; seating is limited. Purchase tickets online by clicking here (Members of The History Museum-don’t forget to sign in to receive your discount).

September 28, 2017
Annual Dinner
6:00 p.m. – Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. – Dinner

Join The History Museum in celebrating its 150th anniversary. Four significant eras, First Peoples, Early Settlers, Industrialists, and Rejuvenators, will be showcased. The elegant evening will take place under a tent in the Historic Oliver Gardens of the Oliver Mansion. Tickets are $300 per person. Underwriting tables are available, beginning at $3,000 for a table of 8. Attire is Business or Black Tie. Seating is limited. Reservations are required; contact Randy Ray, (574) 235-9664, ext. 227.

OCTOBER 2017

October 4, 2017
Insights in History-History of the South Bend Fire Department
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 46601

October 20, 2017
Mystery at the Mansion: In Plain Sight
First Tour Leaves at 5:00 pm The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 46601

While doing research on a hot story, a reporter discovers a 150-year-old mystery about a bar of gold that disappeared in South Bend following the Civil War. The last time the gold was seen publicly was at an 1867 party hosted by the local historical society. Chase the clues that were handed down from one generation to the next. Bring your investigative skills and time-hop your way through the Oliver Mansion to discover what happened to the gold. Tickets are limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Presale tickets for members available on September 1. Click Here to buy tickets. $20/adults; $18/seniors; $13.50/youth; $14/members.

October 27, 2017
Mystery at the Mansion: In Plain Sight
First Tour Leaves at 5:00 pm The History Museum, 897 W. Thomas St., South Bend, IN 46601

While doing research on a hot story, a reporter discovers a 150-year-old mystery about a bar of gold that disappeared in South Bend following the Civil War. The last time the gold was seen publicly was at an 1867 party hosted by the local historical society. Chase the clues that were handed down from one generation to the next. Bring your investigative skills and time-hop your way through the Oliver Mansion to discover what happened to the gold. Tickets are limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Presale tickets for members available on September 1. Click Here to buy tickets. $20/adults; $18/seniors; $13.50/youth; $14/members.