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History Museum launches “Copshaholm 125 Art Competition”

SOUTH BEND — The History Museum is announcing its “Copshaholm 125 Arts Competition” and will host an information event from 3-7 p.m. June 14 at 808 W. Washington St.

In 1897, JD and Anna Oliver and their four children moved into their new home at 808 W. Washington St.—Copshaholm, as they would later call it.

Organized as part of the museum’s celebration of the 125th anniversary of the mansion, the competition has four categories: visual arts, music, writing and drama.

Local artists are invited to submit creative works that interpret the stories of Copshaholm, historic Oliver Gardens, the Oliver family and the year 1897.

On June 14, staff will provide information about the contest, as well as general information about entry categories. Information from community resources will be available.

Entries will be divided into adult (18+) or youth (10-17) competitions.

Judging will take place on September 18.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three entries in each of the four categories, whose works will be exhibited or performed at special events in September and November.

Entry into the contest is $5 and can be done online or at the June 14 event. The deadline to register is August 26 at 5 p.m.

The Oliver Mansion will be open for self-guided tours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on June 14.

Free entry.

For more information, call 574-235-9664 or visit historymuseumsb.org.