The History Museum and Oliver Mansion

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3April 30, 2018The house is beautiful and worth the tour. It actually visited this home a few years ago and wasn't super pleased with the tour guide. An older woman that didn't really have the personality to be a...Read More
4April 22, 2018The Oliver mansion, Copshaholm, was built for the J.D. Oliver family in 1896. The Romanesque Queen Anne style home has 38 rooms. Our docent was informed and we enjoyed her knowledge of the home and...Read More
5April 5, 2018What an experience - visiting Copshaholm - the Oliver family's grand 38 room mansion at the History museum.This is truly a magnificent home and the docent providing the tour makes one feel like...Read More
Downtown South Bend
808 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601

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The History Museum's mission is to collect, preserve, interpret, exhibit and teach the heritage of the St. Joseph River Valley region. First organized in 1867, The History Museum is the second oldest historical society in Indiana.The site includes: The Oliver Mansion or Copshaholm, the 38-room mansion that was once home to local industrialist J.D. Oliver Worker’s Home, reflecting a Polish immigrant family in the 1930s.It is also the repository for the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League collection which includes photographs, programs, film footage, scrapbooks and playing equipment used by the teams. Individuals and institutions from across the country turn to The History Museum for research and information on the AAGPBL.The History Museum will also serve as the only stop in Indiana or Michigan for the touring exhibit Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times, which features 36 costumes and accessories worn during the first four seasons of the hit show Downton Abbey.The History Museum is adjacent to the Studebaker National Museum.