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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.

    A Credit to the Community: The TCU Story

    June 15 – October 27, 2019

    During the years of the Great Depression, local teachers decided they could pool their savings and lend to others in need.

    75 Years of Women in Leadership: Junior League of South Bend

    June 20 – October 27, 2019

    Link Hallway

    The Junior League of South Bend celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2019. An exhibit chronicling their years of community service is on view at The History Museum. The exhibit includes a timeline of their significant contributions to the community from the 1940s to present day. 

    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. 

    Architecture at Notre Dame, 1898-present

    September 2, 2017 - August 5, 2018

    The School of Architecture and the Architecture Library at the University of Notre Dame are committed to the study of classical architecture.

    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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