MICHIGAN CITY — Barker Mansion if offering a special Valentine’s Day-themed evening on Thursday, Feb. 13.

From 7 to 9 p.m., stop by the Barker Mansion and explore 35,000 square feet of Gilded Age living for the mansion’s Valentine’s behind-the-scenes tour. View Barker’s extensive archives, former servants’ quarters, hidden closets, boiler room and kitchen. Learn about the history of Valentine’s Day in the 19th century and the 1893 marriage of John H. Barker, one of the wealthiest millionaires in the Midwest, to Katherine Fitzgerald, an Irish schoolteacher in Michigan City.

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