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Mishawaka Historical Museum

Step back in time and learn about our Mishawaka’s heritage.

After the museum’s building at 121 South Main Street is renovated, the public can visit the Mishawaka Historical Museum, which offers a unique glimpse into the area’s past.

The Mishawaka Historical Museum is a not-for-profit organization with an IRS 501(c)(3) status.  It is operated by a Board of Directors and its officers.  It is not affiliated with any agency of St. Joseph County or Mishawaka government.  It does not receive any tax dollars but instead relies strictly on donations, memorials, and other fundraising to operate. The museum itself will be open to the public. Hours of operation will be posted on the website.

The museum corporation office is currently located at 2112 Linden Avenue in Mishawaka. The telephone number is 574-255-2708.

We are asking anyone with artifacts that might help tell the story of Mishawaka to contribute.  Items of interest will help illustrate the history of:

Right now the corporation is building its collection of artifacts for the museum.  If you have artifacts or photos to donate, you can contact us via our contact form.

Latest News

MUSEUM PLANNING IN THE NEWS
We were featured in a story on WSBT TV’s Website. You can also access the video directly.
The South Bend Tribune has featured the Mishawaka Historical Museum and its progress in this article.
TAX-FREE STATUS GRANTED!
We received our notification that our application for IRS 501(c)(3) tax-free status was approved on December 13, 2016. This allows the museum to receive tax deductible donations, as allowed by IRS guidelines.
MUSEUM RENOVATION CONTINUES, OPENING IN 2022!
Renovation work on the museum’s future home is nearing completion, and we expect to be open in 2022! Please watch for the exciting details.
MUSEUM RECEIVES TOURISM CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND GRANT
The Mishawaka Historical Museum has received a $25,000 matching grant from the Tourism Capital Development Fund, operated by the South Bend Regional Chamber and Visit South Bend Mishawaka. This grant has provided vital assistance for our building renovation project.