At the Center for History, you can tour an elegant, 38-room Victorian mansion that was once home to the J. D. Oliver family and stroll through 2-1/2 acres of lush gardens. You can explore a charming cottage reflecting life in the 1930s, discover stories of Father Sorin, Knute Rockne and other legends of the University of Notre Dame, and learn about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, whose story was immortalized in the film, A League of Their Own. You will not want to miss compelling exhibits about the area’s pioneer settlement, the Underground Railroad, Studebaker, Oliver and other local industries and more. House tours are offered Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m., 1 and 2 p.m. and Sunday, 1 and 2:30 p.m.). It is located just a few blocks west of downtown South Bend and is adjacent to the Studebaker National Museum.