​Irish Folk and American Minstrel music can sound very similar. Learn the nuances of each. Last Night’s Fun is back to educate and entertain! Join us in the Performing Arts Center at the Garlands of Barrington for a 90-minute program that may even get you dancing!

September 23, 2017 11:00 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.

(Doors open at 10:30 A.M.)
The Garlands of Barrington Performing Arts Center
1000 Garlands Lane
Barrington, Illinois 60010

​$10 for members | $15 for non-members 

Registration Type

Though it's located in the heart of downtown, this condo feels a world apart from the bustle of the city. With three bedrooms, it's great for a family.

Children's Toys through the Decades of the 20the Century




 Newest Exhibit on World War I


Exhibit of 15 wedding dresses spanning the turn-of-the-century (1900) to mid-century (1950) displayed in the historic setting of our restored folk Victorian Applebee House.

A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth

​Irish Folk & American Minstrel Music of the 1840s

Barrington native son Frank Willmarth, who studied at Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles, known as “Pancho,” sketched tourists at Catalina Island. He estimated that he had drawn pictures of about 50,000 people through his lifetime. We invite you to peruse a sampling of his work.

Local Artists Lily & Carl Tolpo
Renown Lincoln Artist Lily and Carl Tolpo and Barrington residents personnal paintings, notes, photos and memories  –  A Family of Art.

​Last Night's Fun is Back by Popular Demand

A Retrospective on the Caricatures of Native Son Frank Willmarth

212 West Main Street | Barrington, Illinois 60010

The Barrington History Museum's Mission – keeping history alive through preservation and education. This includes the collection, preservation, documentation and exhibit of Barrington history and to provide specialized education programs from pre-school through adult.

​In commemorating the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WW I, 1917-2017, the museum has created an exhibit of original artifacts, documents,  and stories  from our collection that highlights Barrington participation in the war. Please join us on Saturdays from Noon until 4:00 p.m. as our museum curators re-create the key causes and battles of the war and  explain the contributions of our Barrington soldiers.

Welcome to the Barrington History Museum

World War I - The Great War - The War to End All Wars

Carl & Lily Tolpo Art Collection
Wedding Dresses: Retrospective