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South Bend City Cemetery Preservation Meeting

Christ the King Lutheran Church 17195 Cleveland Road South Bend
Preservation efforts for South Bend city Cemetery will be detailed at 7 p.m. April 22 in Christ the King Lutheran Church. The public not only will learn about the plans but also how to help. The cemetery, founded in 1832, is South Bend’s oldest. The South Bend Common Council recently passed a resolution for the establishment of a five year action plan to restore and preserve the 21.35 acre historic site. Sponsored by Twigs from the Tree of Life Genealogy Group, the discussion will be in the education wing of the church. Enter through the single door in back.

Lisa Ellam, 574-271-2781, ellam.lisa@gmail.com or lynnewolf@aol.com


Redbud Trail Rendezvous

4 miles north of Rochester, Indiana on US 31 & CR 375 N
REDBUD TRAIL RENDEZVOUS
Admission: $3.00 adult 12 & older
PROCEEDS HELP TO OPERATE THE MUSEUM.
LOCATED ON FULTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY GROUNDS ON US 31 4 MILES NORTH OF ROCHESTER, IND.
www.fultoncountyhistory.org 574-223-4436
FOODS COOKED OVER WOOD FIRES, PROGRAMS,
BLANKET TRADERS & MERCHANTS
TRADITIONAL CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS
AGAIN THIS YEAR CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT
Festival will go on rain or shine - TO BE HELD IN LIVING HISTORY VILLAGE SOUTH OF THE ROUND BARN
No Dogs or animals allowed except to assist handicapped or pre-approved program animals.
Produced in cooperation with the Fulton County Tourism Commisssion.


Melinda Clinger, Museum Director 574-223-4436


POW! Comics!

Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
Comic books and superheroes have been part of popular culture for over a century, from the Scarlet Pimpernel in 1903 to Adam West’s portrayal of the Caped Crusader in the 1960s to modern television shows, such as Arrow. The display chronicles heroes and heroines in the comics, and explores why they are so popular.

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


The Beatles

Center for History, 808 W Washington St. South Bend, IN 46601
It was 50 years ago on February 9 that The Beatles performed live for the first time in the United States. They appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Rock 'n roll would never be the same. A display of photographs, records, and other memorabilia tells the story of the "Fab Four."

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



The Exodusters Voyages Gallery – A Free Life

Center for History - 808 W. Washington South Bend, IN 46601
An exhibit about the film The Exodusters: The Man from Texas is on view. The film’s producer, director, screenwriter, and star is Nick Jones, who is from South Bend. In his role as Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves, he portrays an ex-slave and America’s first black U.S. Deputy Marshal.

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


How We Got Here

Center for History - 808 W. Washington South Bend, IN 46601
Images and stories of Michiana residents who migrated to the area from other cities, states, and countries are featured. The exhibit is part of “The Great Migration: 1915 – 1970,” a project of the Center for History, the Civil Rights Heritage Center at Indiana University South Bend, Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame.

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


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


Center for History's Annual Dinner

Center for History - 808 W. Washington South Bend, IN 46601
Annual Dinner
Thursday, September 19, 2013
6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. - Dinner
Join the Center for History in honoring Karen and Mike Leep. The elegant evening will take place under a tent in the Historic Oliver Gardens of Copshaholm. Tickets are $275 per person or $3,000 for a table of 8. Reservations are required. Seating is limited.


Amanda Miller, Director of Development and Membership, 574-235-9664


Insights in History - Flowers, Stone, and Blood (Meal): A History of the Oliver Mansion Grounds

Aug 1, 2012 1:30pm

Center for History, South Bend, IN
Center for History Curator Kristie Erickson talks about the history of the Oliver Gardens. A guided tour of
the Historic Oliver Gardens will be offered. Admission is $3 or $1 for members, and reservations are
required by July 30.

Marilyn Thompson
574-235-9664



Minding Militia

Aug 8, 2012 7pm

Center for History, South Bend, IN
Presented at the Center for History as part of the Fort St. Joseph's 2012 Summer Archaeology Lecture Series, the lecture is given by Joseph Gagne. He will provide a look at Canadian militiamen and the Great Lakes during the Seven Years War. Free.

Marilyn Thompson
574-235-9664