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Exhibits

World Famous: The Olivers and the American Dream

March 7, 2020 - January 24, 2021

Changing Gallery

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The story of the Olivers’ successful achievement of the American dream is shared in The History Museum’s compelling exhibit about the family, their worldwide business, and the community in which they lived.

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.

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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