The History Museum and Oliver Mansion

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5September 13, 2018Three museums in one; History Museum, Oliver Mansion, and Studebaker Museum. Mansion and Studebaker are fantastic! History Museum is so-so.Read More
5September 13, 2018I live just a few miles away in Niles, Mich., yet I've been to the History Museum about 4-5 times over the past several years. It's a great place to take out of town visitors looking for something to...Read More
5September 1, 2018The Oliver Mansion is beautiful. Loved the great tour and the history! Definitely worth seeing. A wedding was taking place on the the beautiful grounds!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.