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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 November 10th 2023 for the first time since it was newly remodeled in 2022. Popular traditions from the past will return throughout the month with self-guided tours. Standard Christmas admission is $16.50 per…

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Indiana Tidbits

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko Here’s some interesting “stuff” and important dates about the great Hoosier State for the rest of the year.  Enjoy! The name of our state means “land of Indians” and the name was originally given to the territory when Indiana was created from the Northwest Territory in 1800. In 1800 the Indiana…

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History Buffs will love Theatre Unspeakable’s “Moon Shot: A Race to Space” at Chicago Children’s Theatre

*** Recommended *** I had planned to take my granddaughter Molly, who is 7, to see Theatre Unspeakable’s “Moon Shot: A Race to Space” at Chicago Children’s Theatre.  Turns out it was good she couldn’t go because she’s just too young for “Moon Shot”.  She might have been initially intrigued by the performance on a…

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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District

     The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District strives to be a dynamic hub of creative cultural and economic activity that transforms the unique community and environment of Miller into a vital part of the city of Gary and the surrounding region. The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District convenes artists of all media…

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Calumet Heritage Partnership

The Calumet Heritage Partnership, a bi-state non-profit, will present the findings of the feasibility study to create a National Heritage Area for the bi-state Calumet region at its 18th Annual Conference on Saturday, October 20, 2018 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Lost Marsh Golf Course in Hammond Indiana. This year’s conference explores the Calumet’s living landscape, asking questions…

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200 Years Along the Southshore

     The Southshore CVA hosts several exhibits a year and also hosts several events a year. Among them are: Explore the Southshore in April/May; A Christmas Story during the Holidays, Wall of Fame Induction Ceremony, and many more.          Two-hundred years of history is on display at the Indiana Welcome Center…

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Calumet Revisited Visits History of Calumet

    This year’s series Calumet Revisited focuses on the cultural and environmental history of the Calumet Region.  Series’ discussions are at 5p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month from Sept. through May 2020, in Room 265 at Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ), 2400 New York Avenue, Whiting, Indiana.    If you have missed any…

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Door Village Harvest Festival

     The 29th Door Village Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 9, 2023 and Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at Scipio Township Park, 3501 W. Joliet Road, in historic Door Village.  There is No Admission charge to attend the festival, however Parking is $3.00 per vehicle and…

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Pink Tea At Barker Mansion

The annual Michigan City tradition of the “Pink Tea” will be held at 3 p.m. June 25 or 26 in the historic Barker Mansion gardens. The menu includes bite-sized sandwiches, fruit, desserts, and tea. Following the tea service, Gregg Hertzlieb of Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum will introduce guests to the work of Frank Dudley. Dudley painted…

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Behind the Scenes Mansion Tours

Have you ever wondered what’s behind closed doors at the historic Barker Mansion? The Behind the Scenes Tour journeys into the nooks and crannies of the building which are normally off-limits. Guests discover remnants of the past such as the central vacuum system, the furnace, and intricate electrical panels. The two-hour tour takes participants on…

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