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History Museum Tea House Dedicated

The museum's Tea House has been rebuilt, replicating the previous designs, in the garden surrounding South Bend's historic Oliver Mansion. This project was underwritten by TCU.

The History Museum in South Bend formally dedicated its Tea House with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 8.

The Tea House, originally restored in 1990 with funding from TCU, has been rebuilt, replicating the previous designs, in the garden surrounding the museum’s historic Oliver Mansion. This project was again underwritten by TCU.

“As a part of South Bend history itself, TCU feels honored to contribute to restoring an important piece of our past that will enhance the experience for visitors to The History Museum,” said TCU President and CEO Paul A. Marsh. “This important community institution connects us to our heritage and remembering the stories of those who came before us inspires us to build on their example.”

An exhibition, A Credit to the Community: The TCU Story, is on view at The History Museum through October 27, 2019, tracing evolution of Teachers Credit Union from its founding in South Bend in 1931 into the state’s largest credit union. The exhibition features items including an original ledger book, a World War II bonds poster, a vintage adding machine, and other artifacts from the 1930s to the present.

Tickets to The History Museum are $10 for adults; $6 for ages 6-17; $8.50 for seniors 62 and older and includes admission to the adjoining Oliver Mansion. The History Museum has partnered with over 2,000 other museums across the country to offer free admission to all U.S. military personnel and their families as part of the Blue Star Museums program. The special offer is valid from Memorial Day to Labor Day. A military ID is required.