808 W. Washington St., South Bend Indiana 46601
574-235-9664 Fax 574-235-9059
Located on West Washington Street, this house was built in 1895 by Joseph Doty Oliver, founder of the Oliver Chilled Plow Works, and named for the Scottish village in which he was born. The 38 room mansion contains leaded glass windows, parquet floors, 9 bathrooms and 14 fireplaces. Original furnishings include porcelains, glass, silver, prints, and bronzes. The 2.5 acres of gardens showcase a formal Italianate garden, a rose garden, a tea house, a pergola, a fountain, a carriage house and a tennis court.
Other History nearby:
(Berrien Springs) 1839 Historic Courthouse Museum
(Michigan City) Barker Mansion
(Valparaiso) Chapel of the Resurrection
(South Bend) Copshaholm, The Oliver Mansion
(Niles) Fort St. Joseph Museum
(Rome City) Gene Stratton Porter State Historic Site
11/29 Coming to The South Bend area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.