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Trail of Courage Living History Festval

4 miles north of Rochester, Indiana, on US 31 & CR 375 N.
Trail of Courage
Living History Festival
Food, Frontier Music, Indian dances, Traders
Admissions: $7.00 Adults, $3.00 Kids 6-11, 5 & under free

4 miles north of Rochester, Ind. on US 31 & Tippecanoe River. No dogs or animals allowed except to assist handicapped and pre-approved program animals.

Fulton Co. Hist. Soc. 574-223-4436 Website: www.fultoncountyhistory.org
Produced in cooperation with the Fulton County Tourism Commission
and Indiana Arts Commission.
Fun for the whole family!!!

Melinda Clinger, Museum Director


The Gallery After Dark - “Community of the Dead: Remembering the Great War”

Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
Come to the dark side—meet the museum after hours and visit the exhibit World War I: The War to End All Wars. Hear Tom Murphy, Ph.D., IU South Bend, talk about the thousands of American soldiers who left their country for the very first time to fight on foreign soil and who would never see their homeland again. Take a curator-led tour of “The Home Front” and “Memorial Wall,” offered by Kristie Erickson and Travis Childs. Experience a dramatic reading by Bill Svelmoe, along with a wine-and-cheese reception. $16/adults, $14/members. Reservations required. Call 235-9664, ext. 233 or go online at www.centerforhistory.org. Use “Your Key to History” to earn museum rewards at this event.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, mthompson@centerforhistory.org


Astrophysics to Zebrafish: 150 Years of Science at Notre Dame

Center for History, Raclin Gallery of Notre Dame History
In 1865, just 23 years after the University of Notre Dame was founded, the school established science as a course of study. Over the last 150 years, the field has grown into a major educational and research enterprise at the school. Today, Notre Dame’s College of Science offers courses in applied mathematics and statistics, biological science, chemistry and biochemistry, mathematics, and physics. Research efforts of the nearly 2,500 faculty and students in Notre Dame’s College of Science achieve significant results. Through such artifacts as early lab equipment, molecule models, and fossils, the exhibit captures all the intrigue and discovery of science, as well as the moments of research that have impacted the country, and indeed, the world.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, mthompson@centerforhistory.org


Insights in History – The History of Nuclear Physics at Notre Dame

Center for History, 808 W Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
Michael Wiescher, Frank M. Freimann Professor of Physics, chronicles the history of nuclear physics research at the University of Notre Dame. A tour of the exhibit From Astrophysics to Zebrafish: 150 Years of Science at Notre Dame is offered. Admission is $3 or $1 for members. Reservations are required by September 1.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, mthompson@centerforhistory.org


Tour of Howe Military Academy

Howe Military Campus, 5755N SR 9, Howe, IN
Join the LaGrange County Public Library on a tour of the historic Howe Military Academy campus, founded in 1884. Highlights will include the John B. Howe Mansion and the beautiful St. James Chapel. Parking is available on the street between the Chapel and the Parade Ground bleachers. The tour will begin in the Major Merritt Dining Hall at 1:00 p.m. Space is limited. To register, please call the LaGrange County Public Library at 260 463 2841 x1030.

LaGrange County Public Library, 260-463-2841 x1030


8th Annual North Webster Cemetery Walk

North Webster Community Public Library, 301 N. Main St., North Webster, IN
Take a guided walking tour through the North Webster Cemetery where costumed enactors portray historic persons buried there, telling their life stories and recounting local history. This is a living history event sponsored by the North Webster Library. Tours leave from the library every 15 minutes. Golf cart shuttles available. Free entertainment and refreshments included in this free event open to the public.

Beth Smith, 574-834-7122 ext. 205, bsmith@nweb.lib.in.us


Antique Engine and Tractor Show

Michigan Flywheelers Museum, South Haven, Michigan
Four days of old fashion family fun! See hundreds of old engines (like Model Ts), antique tractors and more during this event which is the largest show of its kind in the state. Daily parades, a huge outdoor flea market, tractor cruise, music, bingo, crafts, and - a favorite.... eat an ear or two of our delish corn on the cob cooked in a Nichols and Shepard steam traction engine. Visit Old Towne where the village blacksmith is busy hammering iron, learn about agriculture in the Farm History Building, take a picture of the old iron cell in the Old Tyme Jail, visit our newly built Peaceful Knoll Church and take a peek at how our early settlers lived when you visit our log cabin. There are also working demonstrations at the sawmill and shingle mill along with plenty of kids activities like the Sawdust Pile Hunt, peddle pull and the John Dudley Magic Show. Admission is only $6. Children 12 and under free with paid admission. Thursday is Seniors Dar and admission is only $3. Rustic camp sites are available on a first come basis. For more information, visit www.michiganflywheelers.org or Like us on Facebook

Patrick Ingalls, 269-639-2010


Polished in Public, Fierce on the Field: The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Center for History, Lower Level Gallery, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was an all-female professional baseball league that was begun by Philip Wrigley in 1943 and stayed active until 1954. The women chosen to play in the new league were serious athletes on the field who were expected to be beautiful and ladylike at all other times. These special women were successful on both counts.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, mthompson@centerforhistory.org


Answering the Call: The Olivers and World War I

Center for History, Carroll Gallery, 808 W Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
The impact of World War I on the city of South Bend is explored through the eyes of local industrialist J. D. Oliver. As the President of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works, J. D. saw the war influence not only his business but also his family, friends, and personal life. The exhibit chronicles wartime shortages and embargoes, as well as the extraordinary lengths to which the Olivers answered the call to personal service in support of the war effort.

Marilyn Thompson, mthompson@centerforhistory.org, (574) 235-9664


World War I: The War to End All Wars

Center for History - 808 W. Washington South Bend, IN 46601
It was 100 years ago in 1914 that World War I began with the murder of Archduke Ferdinand. Nation after nation lined up to fight on either the side of the Entente, led by France, or the Central Powers, led by Imperial Germany. These alliances had been building for over 20 years, with each side nursing old wounds and ready for revenge against past insults. All anticipated the battles would be over by Christmas, thinking new and improved technology would provide a definitive edge. Little did they conceive of a war that would last until 1918 and encompass the entire globe. Nor did they anticipate that it would cost the lives of 10 million soldiers, severely impair another 20 million and create 10 million refugees. In the summer of 1914, the war looked like a chance to prove one’s manhood rather than--as it became--a descent into hell.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664, marketing@centerforhistory.org