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Manufacturing Victory: A Can't-Miss Exhibit

Military history buffs need to plan their visit to The Bend's museum district. The History Museum and Studebaker National Museum have put together an incredible exhibit: "Manufacturing Victory." Encompassing galleries in both museums, "Manufacturing Victory" takes a deep dive into how local…

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Studebaker National Museum: Showcasing Classic Cars

Local history, presidential lore and automotive progress combine at Studebaker National Museum. No telling of South Bend's history is complete without including Studebaker, one of the world’s top automobile manufacturers of yesteryear. RELATED CONTENT: Explore the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail…

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Take a History Tour of The Bend

An iconic moment in the Civil Rights Movement has connections to The Bend. Unveiled in June 2017 at Leighton Plaza in downtown South Bend, a statue (pictured above) commemorates a historic photo capturing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Fr. Theodore Hesburgh, former president of the University of…

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Explore the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail

History isn’t only meant to be viewed through glass cases inside museum. Another perspective is available to those that seek it, one where the past becomes a little more vivid. You can bring some of The Bend’s history to life in this way by traveling the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail, which…

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See the Sights in South Bend

We expect many folks have heard of South Bend before arriving on our site. Having a university known around the world in your destination helps. But we also figure some potential visitors don’t know much about The Bend’s biggest city before they start planning their trip. That’s just fine. We’re…

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Right at Home: Studebaker Drivers Club International Meet

It's difficult to visit The Bend without encountering a cornerstone of its history: Studebaker Corporation. The company started in 1852 when two of the five Studebaker brothers, Clem and Henry Jr., opened a blacksmith shop. They first made parts for wagons then began to build their own, eventually…

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