Category Archives: Attractions

Food – Craft Series at Barker Mansion

     New this winter, the public is invited to become a member of “Mrs. Barker’s Club” which pays tribute to Katherine Barker’s involvement in planning the mansion’s menus and parties. Katherine was the wife of freight car industrialist John H. Barker and lived at the mansion until her death in 1910. Mrs. Barker’s Club will…

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Meet the 13th Annual Garden Show Speakers

The 13th Annual Garden Show is to be held on January 23rd, 2016 at the Porter County Expo Center, in Valparaiso Indiana. The show is an Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Event and the speakers will be  “Celebrating Our Roots – Growing Our Future.” The speakers will dazzle you with the many delights of the peony –…

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White Ripple Hosts Holiday Market, Dec. 12th

Come out for a festive affair during White Ripple’s Second Saturday and Handmade Holiday Market event on Saturday, December 12th. You can get your picture taken with Santa or his gold old friend, the Grinch! Mingle, Shop and enjoy the festive spirit Hessville style. There will be a Handmade Holiday Market, Open Mic, Live Music…

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Winter Wonderland January 13th, 2018

   The event, sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), is free to the public. The morning session will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond. The afternoon session will be held at the visitor’s center at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 126th Place and Avenue O,…

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Buckley Homestead

by Robin Black        Settled in 1849 by Irish immigrants who developed their land into a 150-head dairy farm and sold milk to the Chicago market in the early 1900’s. The farm grew in size from 79 acres to 520 acres as it passed through four generations.       In 1977, part of the homestead…

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Wolf Lake Pavilion

                         The Pav is the centerpiece of the revitalization of the Wolf Lake Memorial park area and was built as part of the 31.4 million dollar grant by the RDA. The grant and the Marquette Plan along the shores of Lake Michigan share goals of…

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