Barker Mansion Summer Tea 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012 • 3:30

Barker Mansion, Michigan City

Barker Mansion’s “Pink Tea”, held in the formal garden of the English manor house is Sunday, June 24 and Wednesday, June 27 at 3:30 PM CDT. Cost of the tea is $25 per person by pre-paid reservation. Included in the menu are cucumber dill, chicken and almond salad tea sandwiches, scones, lemon preserves, whipped cream, fresh fruit, petticoat tails shortbread and English toffee squares served with a cup of Barker Mansion’s own breakfast tea. Recipes are from “The Great Tearooms of Britain”, sold in the Mansion’s gift shop.

Pamela Bayer, Valparaiso will present the program “Tea Time Friends”. Ms Bayer, in Victorian dress, compares assorted teacups with similarities and differences of individuals in our lives, demonstrating that it takes all of us to enjoy a good cup of tea and to make the world a better place.

An optional guided tour is available at 2 PM prior to the tea, featuring women and children survivors of the Titanic tragedy a century ago. Each room with mannequins in period dress tell the true-life stories from first class to steerage individuals.

Regular guided tours are offered Monday-Friday at 10 AM, 11:30 AM, and 1 PM and beginning June 1, guided tours are also at noon and 2 PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

Barker Mansion is a 1905 house museum listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was the home of freight car industrialist John H. Barker and contains original furnishings and art objects. Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana, one block east of Lighthouse Place Premium Outlet Mall. For more information call 219 873-1520. Starting May 15 call for tea reservations.

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