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FREE exhibit and program: Beyond the War Years

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631 Washington Street

Michigan City, IN 46360

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Barker 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, visitors will see how Hoosiers experienced the First World War in distinct ways. While those of German heritage faced discrimination, African Americans and women pointed to their wartime contributions years later while advocating for social and political rights. The exhibit also explores the impact the war-time demand for steel, machinery and equipment had on Indiana's towns and cities such as Indianapolis, South Bend and Gary. In addition, the traveling exhibit explores the roots of World War I, America's entrance to the war, the evolution of warfare, the construction of the American Legion Building and the Indiana War Memorial.

The exhibit will be open in the mansion’s remodeled basement space from 5-7 pm Central Time, and there will be a free supplementary program,

At 5:30 pm.on February 2, Jackie Perkins is presenting Beyond the War Years. This program touches on the post-war history of the mansion, which was used as a vacation home by Catherine Barker and her first husband in the 1920’s, and was later used by Purdue University as a satellite campus. Many of the Purdue-Barker students were soldiers enrolled through the GI Bill. Perkins will detail the experience of these students at the mansion.

The event is free of charge, though freewill donations will be taken.

Reservations are not necessary. The Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City. Visit www.barkermansion.com for details.



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