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Great War Events At Barker Mansion – Michigan City

The public is invited to explore Indiana’s Great War history through a series of free events hosted by Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in January and February. The mansion has partnered with the Indiana Historical Society to display a traveling exhibit titled The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines. With The Great War,…

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Over 50 Fall Festivals Announced

Spend your Fall Weekends celebrating in Northwest Indiana! We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows, ice cream socials to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your Fall weekends ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Shows & Fairs AND CRAFT…

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Door Village Harvest Festival

     The 27th Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 10th, and Sunday, September 11th, 2022 at Scipio Township Park at 3501 W. Joliet Road.  There is No Admission charge to attend the festival; however, there is a $3.00 Parking Fee.  All proceeds from the festival go to improving and maintaining…

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One Minute After Sunrise Book Signing June 25th Whiting

New Book on Standard Oil Fire Now Available       It was one of the most spectacular industrial disasters in American history when it occurred. In the hours after the August 27, 1955 explosion and fire at the Standard Oil Refinery people around the world became familiar with Whiting, Indiana. It was front page news. Those…

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Wolf Lake Wetlands Festival – Hammond Indiana

       The 18th annual Wolf Lake Bi-State Wetlands, Wind and Water festival will be held on Memorial Weekend on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Festivities begin in the morning at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. AND      And, from 7 a.m. to noon on Sunday May 26th, 2019 at the…

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Cobe Cup Returns to Northwest Indiana

     The excitement returns to Northwest Indiana thanks to the Regional Streeters Car Club. The Annual and Historical Cobe Cup Car Cruise will be held on Saturday, May 28th Memorial Weekend, 2022. The course mocks the original historical race of 1909 – going thru Crown Point, Lowell and Cedar Lake, starting at Lake County Fairgrounds…

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Victorian Wearable Art Display in LaPorte County

The Victorian era ran roughly from the 1830’s to the early 1900’s.  The period saw many changes in fashion, including changes in styles, fashion technology and the methods of distribution. Various movement in architecture, literature, and the decorative and visual arts also influenced fashion.   The La Porte County Historical Society Museum is celebrating Victorian…

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Fats Domino Film Screening – the Birth of Rock N Roll

Filmgoers can gorge themselves on pop music history when “Fats Domino & The Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll” screens Saturday, February 25 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in the Miller Beach section of Gary. Sponsored by the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, the 2016 documentary will be…

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Christmas Behind the Scenes at Barker Mansion

     Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? Guided Curator Tour – Tickets $18.00 & $15.00 will be held December 8th, 10th, 15th & 17th, 2021 offers guests a look at the typically off-limits spaces of the historic home. The two-hour tour…

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Christmas at Barker Mansion – Michigan City

     An annual holiday tradition, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion will open its Christmas decorated rooms to the community for viewing in December 2nd, 2022 for the first time since it was newly remodeled in 2022. Popular traditions from the past will return throughout the month with standard tours and Glowing Lights Nights on Saturdays!…

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