Wednesday, December 1, 2010

#73: Christmas events and more at the Center for History

First things first, HAPPY WINTER!  I think we can officially say that the snow, winds, and low temperatures of South Bend's notorious winter are upon us.  I'm one of those rare people that loves bundling up and heading out in the snow.  Sure... once it's mid-January, I'm usually singing a different song (filled with expletives cursing the arctic winds and general tundra-like environment), but for now, I love winter and everything else that comes with it... including Christmasy events around town.  (how do you like that segue?)

Head into the Center for History to escape the cold and check out what they have going on this week (which even include **GASP** an event unrelated to Christmas!)

Liberty Film Series - Time of Fear: Japanese Internment Camps
Friday, December 3rd, 2:30 pm

@ the Center for History, 808 West Washington Street
I was lucky enough to see part of this documentary a few years ago as part of a class on race relations.  It walks that delicate line of engagingly informative and emotionally moving.  The film follows the lives of thousands of Japanese-Americans who were forced into relocation camps during WWII.  I definitely recommend seeing this movie at the Center for History or anywhere you can!  The film is free with purchase of a museum admission.  Adults $8, seniors $6.50, youth 6-17 $5, and members free
Check out their website here to see which other films are part of the Liberty Film Series.

Christmas at Copshaholm
Friday, December 3rd, 5:30 pm 
@ Copshaholm, the Oliver Mansion - which is part of the Center for History campus
This tour of the historical Oliver family home is complete with performers dressed in period costume as the Oliver family and the household staff.  They recommend that you buy tickets ahead of time.  Adults $10, seniors $8, youth 6-17 $6, members $5
Call 574-235-9664, ext. 232 with questions or check out their website here.

Internationally and locally decorated Christmas trees
the Center for History, 808 West Washington Street
On-going exhibits from November 26th to January 9th
I've yet to check these out myself, but it looks like the Center for History has two Christmas tree exhibits that could be said to display the local/global dichotomy.  The trees in the Carroll Gallery have been decorated to celebrate our community's international and rich ethnic heritage, while the other collection features eight trees decorated by community designers and retailers.

Bon hiver and happy snow shoveling!

No comments:

Post a Comment