The Friends of Silverbrook Cemetery work with local history and genealogy groups. Here are some upcoming events that you might be interested in attending.
The Local History and Genealogy Department of Niles District Library will host a series of gatherings for the beginning genealogist on the first Saturday of every month, beginning from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Dec 3. Staff will provide a brief demonstration of how to use an aspect of the collection, each month highlighting a different resource. In addition, the community Room will be available for discussion. Experienced genealogist are also encouraged to participate in a mentoring role. Laptops and a projector will be available upon request. More information can be found at www.nileslibrary.com or by calling the Niles District Library information desk at 269.683.8545, ext 112. As always, any program or event at the Niles District Library is free to the public.
Carol Bainbridge, executive director of the Fort St. Joseph Museum in Niles, will discuss German Christmas customs at a gathering at 1:30 p.m. at the Center for History, 808 W. Washington Street, South Bend, IN. The "Insights in History" event will focus on German decorations, foods and other traditions. The program will include a guided tour of the first floor of Copshaholm, the Oliver family mansion. The house is decorated for the holidays. Admission is $3 per person or $1 for members. Reservation are required by Dec 5 by calling 574.235.9664.