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2019 Cabin Days School Program

The annual Cabin Days program is a favorite among students. This year's Cabin Days program will take place:

October 8-11, 2019

Time slots available from 9:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
To reserve your time slot, contact our Tour Coordinator at 574.235.9664, x231 or tours@historymuseumsb.org
Current Exhibits
April 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020
The rich history, culture, and art of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi is shared in The History Museum’s vibrant new exhibit, Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi, on view April 27, 2019 – January 19, 2020. Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi explores the thriving community through interviews and oral histories, sculpture and beadwork, art and artifacts. The exhibit immerses visitors in the traditions and teachings of the Pokagon Band. 

As visitors move through the exhibit, they can discover pottery, ceramics, quillwork, black ash baskets, and many other art forms of the Pokagon Band. They can also view floral designs common in Potawatomi beadwork designs and learn about the significance of the clothing made and worn, including beaded gloves, moccasins, and other regalia. Special areas on music, language, and housing of the Pokagon invite reflection of the Band’s culture and customs. Visitors can see The History Museum’s Van Sanden portraits of Leopold Pokagon and Topinabee, the only known paintings of these Pokagon leaders. Sections on the history and political nature of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi give perspectives of the past and present. When European explorers first arrived in this area, they met the first people–the Potawatomi. Hundreds of years later, while many of their people were forcibly removed, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi remained, through the wisdom of their elders. Today a federally-recognized sovereign nation, the Pokagon Band demonstrates their influence and strength, and their continued reliance upon the Seven Grandfather teachings—wisdom, love, respect, courage, honesty, humility, and family. Keepers of the Fire: The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi celebrates and honors these first peoples of the area.
The Final Frontier: Bendix and the Apollo Program
July 8, 2019 – June 28, 2020
Carroll Gallery

 
It was 50 years ago, on July 20, 1969, that U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the moon. This remarkable accomplishment was achieved less than 10 years after President John F. Kennedy challenged the U.S. on May 25, 1961, in his famous speech: “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” Going to the moon required innovation, engineering, and an enormous amount of manpower. The craft sent to the moon featured the largest rocket ever built, with the most complicated equipment ever designed, and cost billions of dollars to develop. The equipment needed for the Apollo missions was a marvel of engineering, with every part critical to the program’s success. South Bend’s Bendix Corporation was essential in its development. The contract for the lunar module was awarded to Grumman Aircraft in 1963, which delegated the $350 million project to several subcontractors, including South Bend’s Bendix Corporation.

Through artifacts, photographs and documents, The Final Frontier: Bendix and the Apollo Program tells the story of the Apollo program and chronicles its mark on history. An Apollo spacesuit, on loan from the Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas, is a stellar centerpiece of the exhibit.
Upcoming Events
Shakespeare Tea
September 22, 2019 ~ 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m
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To tea or not to tea, that is the question. Let’s do! Be enchanted with Shakespeare at this tea presented by The History Museum. You will be shown to your table, festive with decorations. This one-of-a-kind experience offers a menu of savories, sweets, and classic teas, and includes visits to the exhibit Full Circle: Shakespearean Culture at Notre Dame. Tickets are $25/general; $20/members; and $20/youth 4-17. Reservations are required by September 19 and can be made online by clicking here or by calling 574.235.9664.
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