The History Museum and Oliver Mansion
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5June 25, 2018Loved visiting this museum along with the Studebaker museum. They were connected and that made it very convenient. Loved that the joint ticket was good for 2 days. Really enjoyed all of the displays...Read More
4June 11, 2018The highlight of the history museum is the guided tour of the Oliver Mansion. There is also an interesting exhibit about the South Bend Ladies professional baseball team that was active during WWII...Read More
4June 9, 2018A small but very interesting museum. A double ticket can be obtained to visit the historical museum together with the Oliver Mansion.Read More
Downtown South Bend
808 West Washington Street, South Bend, IN 46601
574.235.9664

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Overview

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.