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Explore the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail

History isn’t only meant to be viewed through glass cases inside museum. You can bring some of The Bend’s history to life in this way by traveling the Studebaker-Bendix Heritage Trail, which explores two companies that shaped South Bend and the surrounding area. This tour takes about 90 minutes by…

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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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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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