Behind the Scenes Tour of Oliver Mansion offered by History Museum in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --On Saturday, February 11 at 4:00 p.m., an 1897 Mansion and Electricity is a specialty tour of Oliver Mansion.

Conducted by Deputy Executive Director, Kristie Erickson, visitors can learn about the project to upgrade the electricity in the 38-room Copshaholm, on the behind-the-scenes tours.

During visits to multiple Copshaholm's rooms along with the mansion's lower level, the electrical project will be chronicled, including how the museum updated receptacles, wiring, and other electrical components in the historic house.

Reservations are required as the tour is limited, with tickets at $25/general and $20/members, which tickets can be purchased online at www.historymuseumSBorg, or by calling (574)235-9664.

A Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities made this program possible.

J.D. and Anna Oliver with their four kids moved into their new home at 808 West Washington Street, Copshaholm, as they would later name it, in 1897.

With 38 rooms in the historic house, all furnishings are original to the home.

To find out more information, call (574)35-9664 or visit

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