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Sumption Prairie Cemetery Tour

Center for History, 808 W. Washington St., South Bend, IN 46601
This twilight tour of Sumption Prairie Cemetery features historic grave sites and grave markers, and is led by Travis Childs, Director of School Programs. Meet at the cemetery’s entrance at the northeast corner of Kern Road and Sumption Trail. $2. No pets, please. The tour will not take place if weather is inclement.

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


Wings of Freedom Tour 2014

Porter County Regional Airport, 4207 Murivhill Road, Valparaiso, IN
Three of the most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft will be visiting the Porter County Regional Airport July 21-23 as part of the Collings Foundation's Wings of Freedom Tour. Tour the beautifully restored aircraft for $12 for adults, $6 for children and Free for WWII veterans. Tours are available from 12p-5p July 21; 9a-5p July 22 and 9a-12p July 23. Take to the skies yourself in an ultimate half-hour flight experience aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress or B-24 Liberator for $450. Get some “stick time” in the world’s only Dual Control P-51C Mustang for $2200 for a half hour and $3200 for a full hour. Flights are a tax-deductible donation and take place before and after tour times. Call 800-568-8924 or visit www.cfdn.org to schedule a flight experience or for more information. Other activities include food and beverages from EAA 104 and a Classic Car Show.
July 21 - 12p-5p
July 22 - 9a-5p
July 23 - 9a-12p

The Collings Foundation
800-568-8924



Indiana Private College Week

All Indiana private colleges
Private College Week is a chance for you and your family to check out what Indiana Private Colleges have to offer. From Monday, July 21, through Friday, July 25, Indiana’s 31 non-profit independent colleges and universities are inviting students and parents to come experience their campuses through free tours and informational sessions.
Visiting a campus can be an instrumental part of making your college decision. Campus visits can provide information and experiences that cannot be gotten through websites, brochures, or other sources. This is a great opportunity to see what each of our unique campuses has to offer!

View a complete list of participating campuses at icindiana.org, as well as information about the tour and event schedules at each. There is no need to register with ICI; simply contact individual admissions departments to set up visits. Now is a great time to start selecting the campuses you want to visit, put your tour schedule together, and find out how to let the campuses know you are coming. Links to driving directions, campus maps, event schedules, admissions officers and other helpful information can be found on member websites.

Mary Ellen Hamer, 317-684-4291


Dream Coach Carriage Rides

Corner of Michigan and Washington
Take a lovely tour of downtown South Bend and Historic Washington Street. Reservations recommended.

Jeanine 574-654-3616


St. Joseph Polish Roman Catholic Cemetery Tour

Aug 30, 2012 6:30PM

Center for History, South Bend, IN
This twilight tour of St. Joseph Cemetery features historic grave sites and grave markers and is led by Travis Childs, Director of School Programs. Meet at the cemetery’s entrance at the intersection of
Pinewood Drive and Grant Road. $2.

Marilyn Thompson
574-235-9664



NNN Garden Walk 2012

Jul 21, 2012 9-6

1005 Portage Avenue, Corner of California and Portage Avenue
Thirteen unique outdoor garden spaces will be on display, reflecting the creativity and ingenuity of the residents of one of South Bend’s oldest and most distinctive neighborhoods. To learn more visit www.nearnorthwest.org.



Karen Ainsley 574-232-9182




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