Heritage Interpreter presentations

MICHIGAN CITY — The Barker Mansion archives house thousands of documents, photos, blueprints, articles of clothing, and other remnants of Gilded Age life in Michigan City. The job of the Barker Mansion's heritage interpreters is to connect these sources to the personal experience of each and every visitor who walks through the museum's 110-year-old doors. Each heritage interpreter takes an active role in researching and telling captivating, unique stories on the history of the Barker Family and Michigan City through the primary sources in the mansion archives.

Join the Barker Mansion every Wednesday evening this March to hear the exciting and intrepid adventures their staff has taken in the mansion archives. Be the first to learn of the dramatic consequences the 1894 Pullman riot had in Michigan City or explore some of the mysteries surrounding the life of the Barker family. Each presentation begins at 6 p.m. and lasts 1.5 to 2 hours with refreshments served. Select dates will include short tours of the mansion archives and other sections of the house.

The presentation dates are March 6, 13, 20 and 27

Each event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520 or visit barkermansion.com.

The Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City. Visit www.barkermansion.com for details.


History on Tap

MICHIGAN CITY — Enjoy a beer during Barker Mansion's monthly lecture series featuring local historians, academics, and scholars. Each lecture will dive into the social history of the area. The March 7 lecture will feature Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin, who is the Chair of the Department of History and Philosophy at Purdue Northwest. The event lasts from 6 to 8 p.m.

Tickets are free to the public and beer from Zorn Brewery will be for sale at $4/pour.

The Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City. Visit www.barkermansion.com for details.

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