TRAVIS CHILDS – ST. JOSEPH COUNTY HISTORIAN
Travis Childs, The History Museum’s Director of Education, is the St. Joseph County Historian, appointed by the Indiana Historical Society and the Indiana Historical Bureau. In this three-year voluntary role, Travis serves as a liaison between statewide agencies and local organizations, joining with dozens of men and women across the state also serving in the County Historian Program. Questions? Contact Travis at The History Museum (574-235-9664, ext. 242) or
Our area of the state just prior to the arrival of the Europeans.
Fur trappers and traders who settled in St. Joseph County.
The forceable removal of Native Americans from northern Indiana.
The start of an industrial Midwestern city.
The quick facts and figures about our county.
Many of the historic ‘firsts’ that took place in South Bend.
The old city directories tell the story of South Bend.
A list of South Bend Mayors since 1865.
The history of our community’s brave fire department.
The history of our community’s heroic police department.
The history of African Americans in our community.
The founding and history of South Bend’s neighboring city.
The history of another South Bend neighboring city.
Buildings that use to stand in South Bend.