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The History Museum and Oliver Mansion
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5September 17, 2019Unfortunately, I did not allow enough time to absorb all of the greatness this museum had to offer! Some of it is local affair, but some exhibits are astounding. Take your time and enjoy.Read More
4September 17, 2019Ok. One day we went to The History Museum and it was a small contemporary building attached to the Studebaker museum. We thought it was The History Museum and so did Google Maps. We bought the two...Read More
5August 21, 2019The Oliver house was amazing, my husband was interested in the history of the Oliver company(plows and tractors) & my daughter and I wanted to see the house. The guided tour was very informative.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.