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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 Use “Your Key to History” to earn museum rewards at this event.

Marilyn Thompson, 574-235-9664,

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,

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,

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