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Exhibits

    Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi

    April 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020

    Changing Gallery

    The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in this vibrant exhibit about the thriving community.

    Full Circle: Shakespearean Culture at Notre Dame

    August 24, 2019 – September 7, 2021

    Ernestine M. Raclin Gallery of Notre Dame History

    The History Museum is proud to collaborate with Shakespeare at Notre Dame on an exhibit that showcases the past, present, and future of Shakespearean performance, analysis, and culture at the University of Notre Dame. 

    The Final Frontier: Bendix and the Apollo Program

    July 6, 2019 – June 28, 2020

    Carroll 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. The equipment required for the Apollo missions was a marvel of engineering, with every part critical to the program’s success. South Bend’s Bendix Corporation was essential in its development. Through photographs, documents, and an Apollo spacesuit, this exhibit tells the story of the Apollo program and chronicles its mark on history.

    The African American Community Fund: Celebrating 20 Years

    November 14, 2019 - March 8, 2020

    The African American Community Fund—a family of endowed funds held within the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County—began in 1999.

    Indiana University:

    200 Years in the Making

    November 23, 2019 – April 19, 2020

    Indiana University was founded by the Indiana General Assembly on January 20, 1820. What started in Bloomington as Indiana Seminary has grown to a world-class university with campuses spread across the state and with an impact far beyond its borders. This exhibit showcases the 200-year history of IU, including the growth of IU South Bend and other outlying campuses.

    Unseen Treasures of the Oliver Mansion

    Permanent Exhibit

    Items from the Oliver Mansion that aren’t normally seen on a house tour are on display in this permanent exhibit.

    Polished in Public, Fierce on the Field: The AAGPBL

    Permanent Exhibit

    The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was started in 1943 and was active until 1954.

    Voyages: The History of the St. Joseph Valley Region

    Permanent Exhibit

    Through seven rooms of life-like dioramas and interactive displays, Voyages tells the compelling story of the people of the St. Joseph River Valley.

    The Mary Jane Clark Miniature Lamp Collection

    Permanent Exhibit

    This display of miniature lamps features over 250 items displayed in eight mirrored cases.

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