Calendar of Events

Bookfair at Barnes & Noble

"Identify the Fashion Decade" is just one of the interactive experiences the Center for History is offering at a Bookfair and book-signing taking place at Barnes & Noble, University Park Mall. Special prizes will be given to those who correctly identify the decade of pictures featuring historic clothing from the Center for History's collection. Notre Dame Professor Linda Przybyszewski will be signing copies of her book The Lost Art of Dress: The Women Who Once Made America Stylish. Copies of paper doll books written and illustrated by Center for History Honorary Trustee Norma Lu Meehan will be available for sale. And last, but hardly least, a percentage of purchases made that day using a special voucher available online or in-store will be contributed to the Center for History. (The picture shown above is Catherine Oliver.) Learn more by visiting www.barnesandnoble.com
When: Sat September 20 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

White Glove Specialty Tour

On this exclusive, curator-led tour of the 38-room Oliver Mansion, you’ll view items not seen on regular tours. The curator will open closets, cupboards, drawers, cabinets, and more. Tour is limited. Reservations required; call 235-9664, ext. 233. $20/general; $15/members.
When: Sat September 20 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: Center for History

Insights in History – Clothes Make the Man: 400 Years of Historic Clothing

Erica Kirk, Registrar at the Center for History, chronicles the transformations of clothing over the past 400 years. A tour of the Historic Clothing Case as well as a display on clothing through the decades will be offered. Admission is $3 or $1 for members. Reservations are required by September 29.
When: Wed October 1 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: Center for History

Annual Dinner

6:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception
7:30 p.m. - Dinner
Join the Center for History in honoring Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center. 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.
When: Thu October 2 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Center for History

The Gallery After Dark: “Caring for the Wounded in World War I”

World War I caused millions of casualties on the battlefield. But advancements in medicine saved many more from dying. Practices and techniques that were put into place during “The Great War” evolved into the modern triage procedures practiced today. Learn about the evolution of medicine during World War I and how it changed the devastations of warfare when military historian Robert Dunn presents “Caring for Wounded.” Curator-led tours of the exhibit World War I: The War to End All Wars and wine and cheese are part of the evening. $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.
When: Thu October 9 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Center for History

Mystery at the Mansion: Dearly Departed

First tour begins at 5:15 p.m.
A young woman is to inherit a large sum of money from her grandmother’s estate. The only stipulation is that she be married. The woman has returned from a trip abroad with news that she has “tied the knot.” But just as the couple is settling into married life, the woman makes a startling announcement: Her husband has taken a new job halfway across the world. When he will return, she does not know. The town is buzzing with gossip. Something just doesn’t seem quite right. Did he leave town for his work? Did he meet with an untimely death? Did she really get married? This popular mystery needs all your investigative skills to track down the true story. Tickets are limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase online at reservation.centerforhistory.org or by calling 235-9664. $15/adults; $13/seniors; $11/members; $9/youth.
When: Fri October 17 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Center for History

Mystery at the Mansion: Dearly Departed

First tour begins at 5:15 p.m.
A young woman is to inherit a large sum of money from her grandmother’s estate. The only stipulation is that she be married. The woman has returned from a trip abroad with news that she has “tied the knot.” But just as the couple is settling into married life, the woman makes a startling announcement: Her husband has taken a new job halfway across the world. When he will return, she does not know. The town is buzzing with gossip. Something just doesn’t seem quite right. Did he leave town for his work? Did he meet with an untimely death? Did she really get married? This popular mystery needs all your investigative skills to track down the true story. Tickets are limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Purchase online at reservation.centerforhistory.org or by calling 235-9664. $15/adults; $13/seniors; $11/members; $9/youth.
When: Fri October 24 5:15 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Center for History
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