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The Final Frontier: Bendix and the Apollo Program

The Final Frontier: Bendix and the Apollo ProgramJuly 8, 2019 – June 28, 2020Carroll Gallery It was 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, that U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. This remarkable accomplishment was achieved less than 10 years after President John F. Kennedy challenged the U.S.

A Credit to the Community: The TCU Story

A Credit to the Community:The TCU StoryJune 15 – October 27, 2019 Carroll Gallery During the years of the Great Depression, local teachers decided they could pool their savings and lend to others in need. With that intention, they established the South Bend Teachers Federation Credit Union. It opened for business on October 13, 1931.

Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

Keepers of the Fire:The Pokagon Band of PotawatomiApril 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020 The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in The History Museum’s vibrant new exhibit, Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, on view April 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020. Keepers of

Spirited: Prohibition in America

A new day dawned on January 17, 1920, when the 18th Amendment to the Constitution took effect. For the next 13 years—until Prohibition was repealed in 1933—Americans could no longer manufacture, sell, or transport liquors.

Cirqzooladon: A History of the Circus

Cirqzooladon:A History of the CircusOctober 27, 2018 – June 9, 2019 Carroll Gallery “Come one, come all to the greatest show on Earth! See what’s under the big top! Lions and tigers will thrill you! Men and women on the flying trapeze will amaze you! Clowns will entertain you!” The ringmaster’s words were as captivating

CUT! Costume and the Cinema

Whether costume design, big-screen cinema, or famous film stars are fancied, The History Museum’s traveling exhibit CUT! Costume and the Cinema is a must-see. The exhibit, featuring over 40 costumes worn by stars in 25 films of the past two decades, is open through Sunday, January 6, 2019. CUT! Costume and the Cinema offers a journey through 500 years of fashion history, complete with all of its allure and artistry.

Mod Mystique: 1960s Fashion

September 8, 2018 – March 24, 2019 Oliver Mansion There were the trends: miniskirts and pillbox hats, a la Jackie Kennedy. There were the designers: Givenchy and Oscar de la Renta. There were the happenings: Woodstock and London’s mod look. It all blended to launch one of the most vogue decades of all time. Over

Tiffany: Luminous Masterworks

Over 50 objects are showcased in Tiffany: Luminous Masterworks. The centerpiece of the exhibit features 25 exquisite works by glass artist Louis Comfort Tiffany, including stained glass windows, lamps, vases, and pottery—all from the Wester Collection.

Commitment, Continuity, and Community: Architecture at Notre Dame, 1898 – present

September 2, 2017 – August 5, 2018 Ernestine M. Raclin Gallery of Notre Dame History A new exhibit at The History Museum celebrates 120 years of architecture at the University of Notre Dame. Commitment, Continuity, and Community: Architecture at Notre Dame, 1898 – present, a partnership effort of The History Museum and the University of

Voyageurs: French Exploration of the New World

It often took two months for the seafaring journeys that brought European explorers to what is now North America. But following the 1492 voyage of Christopher Columbus, they came—they rushed—to claim land for their countries. French voyageurs worked for fur companies to transport goods to and from the New World’s trading posts.
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