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Wild Women & Wine
Fri, March 31, 2017, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT
The public is invited to celebrate Women’s History Month at the Barker Mansion on Friday, March 31. A new program, Wild Women and Wine, will highlight the unconventional women who have shaped Northwest Indiana history through the decades.
“We are featuring everyone from women doctors at the turn-of-the-century to females who ran the Haskell & Barker Car Company during World War II while the men were away fighting,” said Heritage Interpreter Jackie Perkins. “We’re also highlighting some women that could be considered very wild, like Diana of the Dunes and Belle Gunness.”
The evening begins at 7 pm Central Time with wine and light refreshments. Perkins and Director Jessica Rosier will give a slideshow presentation on the featured women in the mansion’s elegant Drawing Room. The evening will close at 9 pm, after guests have had the opportunity to view all three floors of the mansion.
A $25 ticket includes two glasses of wine, refreshments, a tour and the program. This is a 21+ event.
*Please note that red wine will not be served due to staining of the carpets.