Visit the CRHC

Visit the CHRC

The Civil Rights Heritage Center offers free, guided tours of the former Natatorium that explains the history of civil rights, and the experiences of African Americans, Latinxs, LGBTQ, and additional marginalized groups in South Bend.

Tours for large groups (i.e. 10 or more), or tours outside the designated public hours are warmly welcomed. Contact CRHC Curator George Garner at or by phone at (574) 307-6135 to begin.

In addition to public hours for tours, we also offer regular events that educate, entertain, and agitate for positive changes in our community. See the Events and News page for the latest.

Contact us

Civil Rights Heritage Center
1040 W. Washington St.
South Bend, IN 46601
Phone: (574) 307-6135

Darryl M. Heller, Ph.D., Director
Office: Wiekamp Hall room 3271
Phone: (574) 520-4243

George Garner, Curator
Office: Civil Rights Heritage Center
Phone: (574) 307-6135