topimg

Local History

AreaEarlyHistory
The Area's Early History

Our area of the state just prior to the arrival of the Europeans.

Alexis-Coquillard
The First Settlers

Fur trappers and traders who settled in St. Joseph County.

potawatomi_1
The Trail of Death

The forceable removal of Native Americans from northern Indiana.

earlysouthbend
Early South Bend

The start of an industrial Midwestern city.

stjoecountyfacts
St. Joseph County Facts

The quick facts and figures about our county.

firstsinsouthbend
South Bend Firsts

Many of the historic ‘firsts’ that took place in South Bend.

CityDirectories
South Bend City Directories

The old city directories tell the story of South Bend.

Pete Buttigieg..Photo by Matt Cashore
List of South Bend Mayors

A list of South Bend Mayors since 1865.

sbfiredept
South Bend Fire Department

The history of our community’s brave fire department.

sbpolice
South Bend Police Department

The history of our community’s heroic police department.

slide28_Allen-family-reunion
Local African American History

The history of African Americans in our community.

mishawaka
History of Mishawaka, Indiana

The founding and history of South Bend’s neighboring city.

Osceola
History of Osceola, Indiana

The history of another South Bend neighboring city.

lost-landmark-mainpage
South Bend's Lost Landmarks

Buildings that use to stand in South Bend.

Notice:
Users may download material displayed on this site for noncommercial, educational purposes only, provided all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. Unauthorized use of the Northern Indiana Historical Society d/b/a The History Museum’s logo and Web site logo is not permitted.The contents of this site may not be used for commercial purposes, without written permission of the Northern Indiana Historical Society d/b/a The History Museum. To obtain permission to reproduce information on this site, submit the specifics of your request in writing to Director of Marketing & Community Relations, The History Museum, 808 West Washington Street, South Bend, Indiana 46601 or If permission is granted, the wording “provided with permission from the The History Museum” and the date must be noted. However, permission is not required to create a link to the The History Museum’s Web site or any pages contained therein.
Top Secured By miniOrange