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Through tours, lectures, entertainment and other programs, the Barker Mansion’s architecture, collections and social history create a living museum for both the scholar and casual visitor. Presented to Michigan City in 1968 by Barker’s daughter, Catherine Barker Hickox, the home operates as a non-profit institution for schools, civic and cultural groups and the public at large.
Want to volunteer your time and talent? The Barker Mansion is a fascinating place to do something good for our wonderful community. We’re always looking for help with staffing the front desk, leading tours, gardening, housekeeping, clerical work, and more. Volunteers are sent a schedule each month and sign up for shifts as their availability allows. Click the button below to fill out the volunteer form and someone will contact you within 2-3 business days.
Interning at the Barker Mansion is an excellent idea for those studying history, preservation, communications, social studies, tourism, art history and more. Earn credits and hours determined by your adviser. Gain experience in historical archiving, marketing, docent skills, or event planning.
To apply please email your application, cover letter, and two references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations made to the Friends of the Barker Civic Center, Inc are used for ongoing operations and improvements to the Barker Mansion.