South Bend residents and out-of-towners alike will soon be able to take in fifteen separate historic landmarks and museums as part of South Bend’s 150th anniversary celebration.
The event — part of the “Discover” series — will look specifically at South Bend landmarks in January. The series will explore different themes each month throughout 2015.
“This is a rare opportunity to explore structures seldom seen by the public. In fact, the Bendix Home on Jefferson has never been open to the public before!” the SB 150 website says.
Some of the notable locations include the Bendix home (Trinity School), Birdsell Mansion, Copshaholm, the Natatorium, Palais Royale, and the Studebaker National Museum.
Appointments are required for tours of the Bendix home. They can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The organizers ask that you specify whether you would like to participate in the noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00 or 5:00 o’clock tour. None of the other locations require a sign-up.
Each location is free and open to the public. The tours begin at noon and end at 5 pm on January 19.
Transpo is offering free shuttle bus service between the different locations. The shuttle bus will be on a continuous 30 minute loop between the locations with the exception of the Bendix house.
Below, we have a list of the shuttle bus locations:
STOP #1 – STATE THEATER, 214 S. Michigan St
Inwoods is a short two-block walk south
STOP #2 – MICHIGAN & COLFAX
Morris Performing Arts Center
STOP #3 – 803 W. WASHINGTON
Remedy Building (402 W. Washington)
Oliver Inn (630 W. Washington)
The History Museum
STOP #4 – 1040 W. WASHINGTON
Notre Dame Center for Arts & Culture
Civil Rights Heritage Center (Natatorium)
STOP #5 – BIRDSELL MANSION, 511 W. COLFAX
STOP #6 – COMMERCE CENTER, 401 W. COLFAX